How To Make Yam Balls At Home


I recently found out that yam balls originated from Ghana, then it hit me that no restaurant or roadside food seller sells it in Nigeria. As  a young lad my mum always made yam balls for i and my siblings and i can guarantee that it’s a very delicious meal that can double as both a snack and a main dish, though i’d admit making it can be quite stressful.


1 chunky slice of yam

1 cup of seasoned breadcrumbs (You can season this with maggi)

1 egg

1 small piece of fish

1/2 teaspoon of dry pepper

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1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon of butter

Oil for deep frying


Peel and boil the yam till very soft

Whisk the egg in a bowl and set aside

Mash the fish as well and set aside

Mash(Pound) the yam with the butter, salt and pepper.

Grab a little yam and place a bit of the mashed fish in the middle and roll into a ball.

Dip in the egg and coat with breadcrumbs and set aside.

Yam balls before frying

In hot oil, Deep fry the yam balls till golden brown.


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