Today we would be learning how to make Yamarita. Yamarita is plain boiled yam that is coated and fried in egg and flour. This delicious yet simple dish has a characteristic soft interior and crispy exterior. It is suitable as any meal of the day and can be eaten like that or with a spicy sauce.


  • Yam
  • 2-3 Eggs
  • Half cup of flour
  • Dried pepper
  • Salt
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Crayfish (optional)
  • Vegetable oil


  1. Peel and cut the yam in rectangular shapes.
  2. Wash and boil with salt and water.
    Tip: The water should not be too much so that the yam wouldn’t be too soft and break into pieces.
  3. Crack and whisk the egg in a separate bowl, add salt and seasoning to your desired taste and set aside.
  4. Mix the flour with dried pepper, You can also add some seasoning spices as well and set aside.
  5. Check your yam by putting your fork in the yam.
    Tip: if your fork goes through easily then it’s soft enough.
    Remove from the fire, drain the water and keep.
  6. Heat up some oil in a frying pan (enough oil that can deep fry the yam).
  7. When the oil is hot, take the yam and soak it in the eggs mixture and make sure it soaks in. 8)Once soaked remove from the egg mixture and roll it in the flour and dried pepper mixture (making sure the flour covers all the sides of the yam) then put inside the hot oil.
  8. Do this same process to all the pieces of the yam and after frying, arrange them on a paper towel to remove excess oil.

Serve with any spicy sauce of your choice!

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