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#KFB Foodie Talk! How to make egg coated yam (Yamarita)


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our newbies, the KFB foodie talk column – handled by Dobby of Dobbysignature – is basically for ladies and
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What happens
when Rita fries yam dipped in whisked eggs? Yep! you guessed
right…..”Yamarita” is what happens…lol! I still wonder how this
name was coined but i must admit, it does sound catchy.

Most times, I  often
remember to make Yamarita whenever I want to recycle leftover boiled yam from
the previous days meal. Yamarita is a meal made from boiled yam dipped in
whisked egg and then fried till golden brown. Most fast foods usually serve up
hot Yamaritas on daily basis and i do see how people gush about it. Yamarita is
often served with any Hot dipping sauce or stew. It’s also easy to make and
straight forward as I’m about to show you in this quick tutorial….

 
How to make Yamarita
Prep time:  20 mins
• Cook time: 35 mins
• Total time:  55mins 
Ingredients:::
•1/2
medium sized Yam tuber
•2 eggs
•1/2 cup
flour
•1/2 tsp
ground chili pepper
•1 tsp. salt
•1 cup
vegetable oil for frying
Directions:::
Step 1: Slice and peel the skin off the yam


Step 2: Cut the yam into thick length-wise strips. Rinse the yam with
clean water to get rid of dirt and place in a medium sized pot. Add the salt
and just enough water to cover the yam in the pot.

Step 3: Cook the yam for about 15 mins till soft. Drain the water from
the yam and set aside to cool while you prepare the egg.


Step 4: Break the eggs into a small bowl, add a pinch of salt, whisk and
set aside. Sift the flour into another small bowl, add the pepper and a pinch
of salt, mix and set aside.

Step 5: Dip a slice of yam in the flour and coat all the sides by
rolling the yam in the flour.

  
Step
6:
Transfer the coated yam into the egg
wash and turn to coat every side also. After coating with eggwash, transfer the
coated yam to the frying pan with heated oil and leave to fry till golden brown
over medium heat.

Step 7: Once fried, Scoop out from the pan and Leave to drain. Transfer
to a plate and serve with Peppered stew, egg sauce or any type of stew
depending on your taste

 
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