Yamarita Recipe | Egg Coated Yam fries

Yamarita Recipe | Egg Coated Yam fries

Yamarita Recipe | Egg Coated Yam fries

by September 2, 2015 0 comments

Yamarita, also known as Dun-Dun Oniyeri, is simply thinly sliced Par-boiled/blanched yams dipped into whisked egg + flour & fried until crispy.


The difference between Yamarita and the common fried yams (dun dun) is the egg and flour mix, which takes this easy meal to another level.


Yamarita is so easy to prepare, that you can even make it as a snack or quick meal.


Let’s make some sumptuous Yamarita following the awesome Yamarita recipe by Nky of Nigerian Food TV.


Nky says her 4yr old said; “Yam-A-rita was coined from ”Yam A  Frita(omitting the F) – frita means ”fried” in Spanish”


Ingredients for Yamarita

  • 1 small Yam tuber (the size depends on the number of people you’re serving). In the absence of yams, the firm Sweet potatoes can also be used.
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoonful plain Flour
  • 1 bouillon/stock cube/seasoning cube (crushed [optional])
  • Vegetable oil for frying the yams
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste


Directions to prepare a crunchy Yamarita

  • Wash the yams, peel off the skin and cut into thin rectangular slices
  • Rinse the sliced yam and place in a pot.
  • Add enough water to cover the yams
  • Add salt to taste and parboil for 10 minutes.
  • Pour out the content into a sieve and set the yams aside, to cool a bit. Tip: The yams should be firm and not tender. Remember that you’ll be frying it later. This method is known as ”blanching”, you can test the firmness with a fork. The fork should NOT be able to pass through the yam slices.
  • The skin of the parboiled yam provides a ”clingy” surface for the egg and flour mixture.
  • Next, break the eggs into a clean bowl
  • Add the ground pepper, crushed seasoning cube and salt to taste
  • Whisk the egg mixture thoroughly and set aside.
  • Pour flour into another clean bowl. You can add a little seasoning into the flour (optional)
  • Mix well and set aside.
  • Now, dip each of the cooled yam slices into the prepared bowl of egg mixture and then into the flour simultaneously.
  • Turn over the yams to evenly coat it in flour.
  • Make sure that the yams are well coated.
  • Then transfer the coated yam into a clean flat dish.
  • Heat up the vegetable oil until moderately hot and fry the coated yams on medium heat, until both sides are golden brown.
  • Voila! Your sumptuous, crispy Yamarita is ready.


Serve the super delicious Yamarita with scrambled eggs, pepper sauce (obe ata dindin), asun (tiny goat meat), spicey prawn sauce or any stews & sauces you have around. Enjoy!



  • You can also do it vice versa, i.e. you can dip the yams in the flour then in the eggs. You can also dip it in the egg, then in the flour and back in the egg again. All methods work really good and would give you same result.
  • Another method is to use 2 ziplock bags; one for the egg mixture and the other for the flour.
  • Nky’s Hubby’s tip: If you are feeling lazy, mix the eggs, spices and flour together, add a little water and form a light batter. Dip the fries lightly and set aside.


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