Yamarita | Dun Dun Oniyeri (Egg Coated Yam fries)


Yamarita | Dun Dun Oniyeri (Egg Coated Yam fries)

Yamarita ,also known as Dun Dun Oniyeri, is simply thinly sliced Par-boiled/blanched yams dipped into whisked egg+flour& fried until crispy.

   The difference between Yamarita and the common fried yams (dun dun) is the egg and flour mix, which takes this easy meal to another level.

It is so easy to prepare, that you can make it as a snack or quick meal.
So moving on to the Yamarita recipe :)
++see recipe for Potafritas (egg coated sweet potato fries)++

 
My 4yr Old said,Yam-A-rita was coined from ''Yam A  Frita(omitting the F) - frita means ''fried'' in spanish :)

Ingredients for Yamarita | Dun Dun Oniyeri
 

ingredients for Yamarita | Dun Dun Oniyeri

* 1 small Yam tuber(the size depends on the number of people you're serving)
In the absence of yams, the firm Sweet potatoes can also be used. 
 * 2 eggs
* 3 tablespoonful plain Flour

* 1 bouillon/stock cube/seasoning cube (crushed)(optional)
* Vegetable oil for frying the yams

* Ground pepper to taste 
*  Salt to taste  
Here's how to prepare the Yamarita sauce . You can choose to add canned sardines, fresh fish or ground beef/chicken.

Cooking Directions
* Wash the yams,peel off the skin and cut into thin rectangular slices
yam slices for Yamarita | Dun Dun Oniyeri


*Rinse and place in a pot; add enough water to cover the yams;add salt to taste and parboil for 10 minutes. Pour out the content into a sieve and set the yams aside, to cool a bit.

precooked yam forYamarita | Dun Dun Oniyeri


   Tip: The yams should be firm and not tender. Remember that you'll be frying it later.
 This method is known as ''blanching'', you can test the firmness with  a fork;the fork should NOT be able to pass through the yam slices.

 The skin of the parboiled yam provides a ''clingy'' surface for the egg and flour mixture.


* Next, break the eggs, add the ground pepper, crushed seasoning cube and salt to taste;whisk thoroughly and set aside.
   Pour the flour into a small bowl. You can add a little seasoning  into the flour(but it this is optional); mix well and set aside.
egg mix for Yamarita | Dun Dun Oniyeri


* Now, dip each of the cooled yam slices into the prepared bowl of  egg mix and then into the flour. Turn over the yams to evenly coat it in flour.Make sure that the yams are well coated.Then transfer into a flat dish.

mixes for Yamarita | Dun Dun Oniyeri


  Tip: You can also do it vice versa; that is,dipping the yams in the flour then in the eggs or doing egg-flour-eggs.All methods work really good and would give you same result.
 Another method is to use 2 ziplock bags;one for the egg mixture and the other for the flour.
My Hubby's tip:  If you are feeling lazy, mix the eggs,spices and flour together, add a little water and form a light batter. Dip the fries lightly and set aside.

* Heat up the vegetable oil until moderately hot and fry the
coated yams on medium heat, until both sides are golden brown.
frying the for Yamarita | Dun Dun Oniyeri

And your delicious , crispy Yamarita a.k.a Dun Dun Oniyeri is ready. Serve with omelet,  pepper sauce, Obe ata Dindin or any stews &sauces you have around. Enjoy!


+Click here for Potafritas (egg coated sweet potato fries) recipe+


56 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:42:00 PM

    Easy and straight to the point. Thanks

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    1. Thanks for stopping by :)

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    2. Hi Lilly I've been trying to subscribe but don't know how.
      Well wanted to ask Is Golden yam and Dun Dun or Yamarita Same?

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  2. Anonymous7:16:00 PM

    I love dis

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  3. Omg! This is a catering school! God bless u abundantly for sharing a whole lot of Nigerian Recipes at no cost. I'm really learning a lot here by d day. Thanks again. I love u

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    1. Lol,.. na real cathering school.You are such a darling Cathy, you make all the effort worth it. God bless you love :)

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  4. Pls ma do u hv a book.Will like to hv one

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    1. My cook book is on the way..i'll let you know when it's out :)

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  5. Anonymous9:58:00 AM

    Tan trying it straight away

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  6. Anonymous9:58:00 AM

    Tanx trying it straight away

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  7. Anonymous9:15:00 PM

    What type of yam did you use?

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    1. I used the normal yam tuber , the common one you get at the African Stores or market :)

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  8. Thanks Lily for sharing,now I'm a better cook & its varieties everytime,I LOVE U.This Yamarita is so delicious.
    The spice comes out very good when I ate it with the sauce.*kisses*

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    1. You are so welcome Keji, kisses to you too dearie :)

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  9. Wow! I keep learning a lot from you and my hubby is proud of me everyday. thanks for what you teach me and may God continue to bless you with new inventions that would make you stand out. Amen

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  10. Anonymous12:54:00 PM

    interesting! i would try this and get back to you

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  11. Dis Ȋ̝̊̅ڪ my 1st time here. Tell u wot, I luv dis.

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    1. Thanks sweetie and hope you subscribed to get updates of new recipes :)

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  12. Anonymous8:15:00 PM

    This is so straight forward...trying dz right away.

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    1. Let me know how it turns out :)

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  13. Anonymous4:21:00 PM

    Hi hi...just saw dis now now...gonna try it dis nyte or tmrw...already ate egg in d morning...cholesterol tins...thanks o

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    1. No probs hun, will be expecting your feedback :)

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  14. Anonymous3:00:00 PM

    I cant wait to try dis

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    1. I'll be expecting your feedback :)

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  15. Anonymous12:19:00 PM

    I love ur work....and am really happy I found this blog....may GOD bless u for all this!

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    1. Thanks hun, God bless you too :)

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  16. Oh my gosh! U are really doing a very great job here. Am now a better cook & thanks to u. Pls how can I subscribe to get updates on new recipes?

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    1. Thanks Hassiya, Good to have you here and I'm always glad to be of help dearie :). You can subscribe by email at the top of the website.

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  17. Im already in my kitchen trying it .I hope it turns out rite.

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  18. Tanks, lily am so trying dis. Hope to learn more from u.

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    1. You're always welcome dearie and pls let me know when you try it and also take pics for our fan page :)

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  19. chioma etoniru1:29:00 PM

    you are such a darling and superbly awesome!!!! God bless u and all urs ok?


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    1. Thanks so much Chioma, you're such a darling, God bless you too hun :)

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  20. Lovely and interesting,love me some yamarita.nice job.

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    1. Thanks Hun and good to have you here :)

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  21. Aliyyah9:33:00 PM

    Lily i got ur mail on hw to make yamarta, all day at work i obsessed over it, getting home tonyt i made it.....waoh its simple am on point.....tnkz a bunch for providing varieties for someone like me dat likes to experiment wt food.pls keep it comn steady

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    1. You're so welcome dearie.
      I'm glad you enjoyed it.
      Thank you so much for you lovely feedback, you make all the effort worth it :)

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    1. You're welcome, God bless you too :)

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  23. Thanks Nky! I'm already hooked to ur blog, I love u plenty

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  24. Anonymous1:35:00 PM

    I tried this last night and it came out very well.this website is a blessing

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  25. Is it powered pepper or the wet pepper that is been used?
    Same qstn goes for Plantain samosa...

    Thanx n God bless u

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  26. So I tried making potatorita. ..lol. I gave it dat name since I made mine with sweet potatoes. ..OMG d taste is heavenly. I use two methods cos I wanted to experiment. I 1st dipped in egg and den flour then I did the other was round...both came out almost same just dat the one I first deeped in Flour had enuff eggs wrapped around it....but both tasted great. I ate it with fried pepper, d pepper wasn't smooth when I blended it. It all tasted sooo yummy!!

    I also made plantain mosa last nyt, I used just one plantain wich gave mii abt 12 balls....hubby ate like 8 of them.lol.
    Tanx Bae for this blog....am trying my hands on chinchin dis afternoon.....yea I love d kitchen so much.

    God bless u...took some pix whr do I send to?

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    1. Hi dearie, thanks for your lovely comment and good to have you here.
      I´m so glad that you are enjoying the recipes.
      I also like ''potatorita''(wink) and love your excitement.
      Pls send the pix to nigerianfoodtv@gmail.com and keep me posted on the chin chin :) .

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  27. Anonymous6:14:00 PM

    Pls oooo am a new convert here.... wow I can't leave!!! How do I get this blog on my phone like an app or smtin... that I can here as much as I can everyday! Love love everything here! God bless u.

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    1. Thanks hun, app coming soon , stay tuned :)

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  28. This is doable, thanks for sharing

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  29. ANd pls make your work in such a way we can copy to note pad or other places. Maybe It could be of great use for projects and other stuffs. Thanks dear

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