African Yam Recipe
The white yam originated in West Africa and accounts for 90 percent of world production of yams. The yam belt of West Africa includes Nigeria, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Bénin and Togo along their forest and savanna areas. Nigeria yields 70 percent of the world's yams.
Ji means yam in the West African Igbo language. Yams are a favorite food of West Africa's yam belt; especially fried yams.
Ji Fried Sweet Yam Fritters Recipe
Ji Fried Sweet Yam Fritters
1 cup cooked yams (not sweet potatoes)
1 cup rice flour or all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
Oil for frying
DirectionsIn a large bowl mash yams into a thick paste adding a small amount of water if needed. Add flour and sugar mixing well. In large frying pan heat 2 cups of oil, drop by tablespoon the mixture into the hot oil until golden brown on each side. Remove from oil onto a paper towel to remove excess oil. Serve warm drizzled with honey and powdered sugar if desired.
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