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Fried Yam Recipe

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Fried yam recipe is a deep-fried yam recipe that can be eaten with a wide range of Nigerian stews and sauces. It is fried in such a way that the outside of the chips is crunchy while the inside is moist. It is mostly used as a breakfast meal with fried egg, omelette, Tomato Fish Stew, Vegetable Sauce or oat meal.

White Yam – As much as you can eat.
Vegetable Oil
Salt to taste


Frying Directions

  • Peel and cut the yam tuber into 1 inch cylindrical discs. Make several cuts across the discs to get large chips.
  • Wash the yam chips and place in a bowl.
  • Add a little salt and toss the contents to distribute the salt.
  • If you are using a deep fryer, pour enough vegetable oil into the fryer as per the instructions manual and preheat the oil to 170°C. You can also use a pot to fry the yam chips. It is preferable to use a pot rather than a frying pan for this fried yam recipe because pots provide more depth for the frying process.
  • When the oil is heated, add a few yam chips, leaving enough room for flipping the chips.
  • Stir the chips till they have turned golden.
  • Remove the chips and place in paper towels to absorb the oil.
  • Fry the rest of the chips following steps 4 through 6.
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