HOW TO MAKE YAM BALL
Half tuber of yam
4 tablespoons of butter
Seasoning cube ( 2 )
Three scotch bonnet pepper
A teaspoon of powdered garlic
Salt ( A pinch of salt)
First of all, peel and wash yams thoroughly to remove sand and dirt
Cut the yam into small sizes, place in a cooking pot, add seasoning cube and clean water, apply heat
Leave to boil till the yam is cooked and soft. Put off the heat, drain water from the yam and set aside.
If you are using canned sardine, drain oil from the fish and set aside.
Wash and chop the onion and pepper, then fry with the sardine oil for 8 minutes
Transfer the boiled yams into a big clean bowl, then add the 4 tablespoons of butter and mash the yams till smooth
The use of blender and food processor is not encouraged as it will affect the consistency of the yam balls.
Break two of the eggs into the yam, add the garlic, onion and pepper mix, mix together. Then add the fish and mix thoroughly
Check the taste of the mixture and add more seasoning if necessary and a pinch of salt
Pour vegetable oil into your frying pan and leave to preheat
Furthermore, break the other egg and whisk it and set aside, also pour the bread crumb into a plate and set aside.
Now, while the oil is preheating, you take a bit of the mashed yam, mould it into a small ball and dip into the egg, then into the bread crumbs and set aside in a clean plate
Repeat this process till all the mashed yams is finished.
By this time, the oil should be ready for frying, place the yam balls into the oil carefully. Do not overcrowd the pan.
Fry the yam balls until the colour changes to golden brown.
Take out the yam balls and place in a paper towel to drain excess oil
Your delicious yam balls are ready for munching with any fruit drink of choice.