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.

See also  Ofe Nsala (Igbo White Soup) : Nsala Soup

* 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+



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  1. Pedro Akpevwe
    May 9, 2017 / 7:45 am

    very nice of you madam, I tried it on my bday and I was honoured like a kind. I tip my hat

  2. Trillz
    October 27, 2016 / 3:45 am

    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

  3. Gloria Ilupeju
    February 6, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    This is doable, thanks for sharing

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 3, 2016 / 12:06 pm

      You're welcome Gloria 🙂

  4. Anonymous
    October 26, 2015 / 5:14 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.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 28, 2015 / 8:27 am

      Thanks hun, app coming soon , stay tuned 🙂

  5. Anu Funke
    July 21, 2015 / 11:53 am

    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?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      July 23, 2015 / 8:53 pm

      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 [email protected] and keep me posted on the chin chin 🙂 .

  6. Anu Funke
    July 20, 2015 / 1:26 am

    Is it powered pepper or the wet pepper that is been used?Same qstn goes for Plantain samosa…Thanx n God bless u

  7. Anonymous
    June 6, 2015 / 11:35 am

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      July 23, 2015 / 8:44 pm

      Thanks hun 🙂

  8. aisha jane
    March 28, 2015 / 9:24 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 2, 2015 / 12:16 pm

      Luv u 2 hun 🙂

  9. Anami Shall-holma
    January 3, 2015 / 1:18 pm

    tnk you for dis.God bless

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 4, 2015 / 11:06 am

      You're welcome, God bless you too 🙂

  10. Aliyyah
    November 19, 2014 / 8:33 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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 28, 2014 / 2:17 pm

      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 🙂

  11. Chioma Ogechukwu
    November 18, 2014 / 5:58 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 19, 2014 / 2:01 pm

      Thanks Hun and good to have you here 🙂

  12. chioma etoniru
    November 7, 2014 / 12:29 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 11, 2014 / 5:04 pm

      Thanks so much Chioma, you're such a darling, God bless you too hun 🙂

  13. Robina
    October 30, 2014 / 7:29 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 31, 2014 / 4:08 pm

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

  14. chinonso enimola
    October 25, 2014 / 6:11 am

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 27, 2014 / 9:39 am

      I'm sure it will Hun 🙂

  15. hassiya raji
    August 13, 2014 / 11:00 am

    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?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 15, 2014 / 11:06 am

      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.

  16. Anonymous
    August 9, 2014 / 10:19 am

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 11, 2014 / 9:10 am

      Thanks hun, God bless you too 🙂

  17. Anonymous
    July 9, 2014 / 1:00 pm

    I cant wait to try dis

    • Nky Lily Lete
      July 10, 2014 / 3:42 pm

      I'll be expecting your feedback 🙂

  18. Anonymous
    June 22, 2014 / 2:21 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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 27, 2014 / 10:30 am

      No probs hun, will be expecting your feedback 🙂

  19. Anonymous
    April 29, 2014 / 6:15 pm

    This is so straight forward…trying dz right away.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 1, 2014 / 12:38 pm

      Let me know how it turns out 🙂

  20. ego lag
    March 28, 2014 / 3:49 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 29, 2014 / 11:51 pm

      Thanks sweetie and hope you subscribed to get updates of new recipes 🙂

  21. Anonymous
    March 11, 2014 / 11:54 am

    interesting! i would try this and get back to you

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 13, 2014 / 5:19 pm

      ok dear 🙂

  22. May
    March 6, 2014 / 10:58 am

    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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 8, 2014 / 1:18 pm

      Thanks dear May 🙂

  23. keji
    February 20, 2014 / 3:19 pm

    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*

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 22, 2014 / 1:50 pm

      You are so welcome Keji, kisses to you too dearie 🙂

  24. Anonymous
    February 10, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    What type of yam did you use?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 11, 2014 / 11:28 am

      I used the normal yam tuber , the common one you get at the African Stores or market 🙂

  25. Anonymous
    January 24, 2014 / 8:58 am

    Tanx trying it straight away

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 27, 2014 / 9:09 am

      great, you'll love it 🙂

  26. Anonymous
    January 24, 2014 / 8:58 am

    Tan trying it straight away

  27. faith
    January 21, 2014 / 5:16 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 27, 2014 / 9:09 am

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

  28. Catherine Nkeiruka
    December 11, 2013 / 8:11 am

    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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 12, 2013 / 6:06 am

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

  29. Anonymous
    October 19, 2013 / 5:16 pm

    I love dis

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 21, 2013 / 10:55 am

      Thanks dear 🙂

  30. Anonymous
    October 11, 2013 / 10:42 am

    Easy and straight to the point. Thanks

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 21, 2013 / 10:54 am

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • Trillz
      October 27, 2016 / 3:43 am

      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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