Crispy Fried Yam
Fried yam is a deep-fried yam recipe that can be eaten with a wide range of Nigerian stews and sauces. It is fried in such a way that the outside of the chips is crunchy while the inside is moist.
- White puna yam: as much as you can eat.
- Vegetable Oil
- Salt to taste
- Peel and cut the yam tuber into 1 inch cylindrical discs. Make several cuts across the discs to get large chips. Wash the yam chips and place in a bowl.
- Add a little salt and toss the contents to distribute the salt.
- If you are using a deep fryer, pour enough vegetable oil into the fryer as per the instructions manual and preheat the oil to 170°C. You can also use a pot to fry the yam chips. It is preferable to use a pot rather than a frying pan for this fried yam recipe because pots provide more depth for the frying process.
- When the oil is heated, add a few yam chips, leaving enough room for flipping the chips.
- Stir the chips till they have turned golden.
- Remove the chips and place in paper towels to absorb the oil.
- Fry the rest of the chips following steps 4 through 6.
Ways to serve Fried Yam
For breakfast, serve with:
For brunch or as a light meal, serve with:
- Beef & Chicken Stew (Nigerian Red Stew)
- Egg Stew
- Corned Beef Stew
- Garden Egg Stew
- Chilled soft drink
The video below is for the popular Nigerian street fried yam.