June 2, 2023

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How to prepare Yam Balls

Ingredients for Yam Balls

  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup Peak Milk
  • 7 small cubes of butter
  • 1kg (2.2lbs) white yam
  • 1 small fresh paprika
  • Scotch bonnet pepper 
  • 1 small seasoning cube
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • ½ red onion

Before you prepare Yam Balls

  1. Dice the peppers and onion.
  2. Boil two of the eggs till hard. Then cut into pieces.
  3. Peel and cut the yam tuber into medium cubes. Rinse the yam cubes and place in a sizable pot.

Cooking Directions

  1. Pour enough water into the yam cubes, add the seasoning cube and black pepper and start cooking at medium heat.
  2. After 30 minutes, the yam should be soft with a little water in the pot. Add salt and the cubes of butter, stir and set aside to cool down a bit.
  3. Pour a little vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry the onions and peppers for about 7 minutes.
  4. Mash the boiled yam, adding Peak Milk as you mash. You just need to mash the yam for a bit.
  5. Add the fried peppers and onions and mix very well.
  6. Set some vegetable oil in a deep pan to heat up. The oil should be 3 inches deep.
  7. Mould the mashed yam into balls and set aside.
  8. Break the remaining egg and whisk.
  9. When the oil is hot, coat each yam ball with the beaten egg before throwing into the hot oil. Put as many balls as you can without overcrowding.
  10. Stir often and extract it from the oil at the first sign of browning.