Ojojo in English is called water yam fritters. It is a popular Nigerian street food commonly sold by street vendors who sell fried foods such as fried yams, akara, fried plantains, puff puff, buns etc.
Growing up, I enjoyed it so much that i would always buy it on my way home from school. As a matter of fact, when I was pregnant with my first child, I always had a craving for hot Ojojo and tea.
So much that after church service on Sunday I would always buy it. The vendor nicknamed me “my special Customer”.
A lot of people think it is hard to make but with the right ingredients you will find out that it is easy.
The ingredients for this recipe are ;
Water yam (4 slices)
1medium sized Onions
2cups of Vegetable oil
2 tablespoons Red chilli pepper powder
3 tablespoons Crayfish powder
2 Seasoning cubes
2 Tomatoes(roughly blended)
- Cut the yams into slices.
- Peel the back of the yam slices and immediately put it in water to avoid discoloration.
- Grate the yams with a grater. When using a grater use the smallest side to get the best texture. You can also use a food processor or blender.
- After grating the yams add blended tomatoes, onions, salt, crayfish powder, chili pepper powder and seasoning cubes diluted with warm water.
- Mix yam batter with hands, spatula or electric mixer till you achieve a smooth consistency.
- Pour vegetable oil in a frying pan.
Allow to heat up briefly.
- Add few tablespoons of oil in a small bowl of water.
- Dip tablespoon into water and oil mixture.(this is necessary so that the yam batter can easily slide off your hands or spoon)
- With the spoon, scoop the yam batter into the hot oil
- Do not fry too much at a time so that you can have space to turn the yam batter
- Fry both sides till it is turns to golden brown
- Scoop yam fritter on to paper towel to remove excess oil.
Yam fritters is ready. To full watch video recipe click here CLICK HERE