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French Fry Yams

Buttermilk-fried yams are the best-fried Nigerian yam recipe. Yams fried in egg batter and buttermilk with simple spices tastes incredibly good so make and share this fried yam recipe.

When you fry yams, it helps to coat it in buttermilk egg batter because it helps to retain some of the yams moisture while forming a crispy and golden brown shell.

French Fry Yams


French Fry Yams

Ingredients

3 medium sized yam

2 large eggs

1/4 cup buttermilk

2 cups wheat flour

1 tablespoon ground allspice

Salt and pepper to taste

Oil for frying


Directions

In a large pot boil yam, it is easier to peal yams after boiling, and then slice into french fry sized pieces.

In a large frying pan heat oil. Whisk the eggs and buttermilk in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, and spices. Add the flour to the milk mixture and mix until flour is incorporated.

Place small amount of yams at a time into the egg flour mixture and add to your hot oil.

Fry until brown each side. Drain on a paper towel to remove excess oil and serve just as you would french fries.

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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.