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 small piece of fish
1/2 teaspoon of dry pepper
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.