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African Yam - Fried Puna Yam

delicious crispy coated fries made from African yam. This is a simple dish, but it results in fantastic eating.

Course Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine African
Keyword homemade, yam
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 253kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


  • 1 pound Yam Puna
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Egg large
  • 1 tsp cayenne or to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Water
  • 1/4 Garlic powder
  • 1/4 Curry powder
  • 1/4 Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Thyme
  • 1/4 Salt
  • 1/2 tsp bouillon powder optional


  • Peel the yam and cut into rectangles about one inch wide and half-inch thick. Rinse and drain
  • Put the yams inside a pot, add water about the level of the Yam. Season with salt also and let it cook for about 7 minutes.
  • Drain the excess water and transfer the yams to a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain again and set aside.
  • Crack the eggs in a bowl, add the Cayenne Pepper (optional) and salt to taste. Whisk together set that aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the Flour, Garlic powder, Curry powder, Thyme, Black Pepper and bouillon and mix together.
  • Dip the yam (one at a time) in the egg and Flour mixture respectively making sure the yam is well coated.
  • Preheat the oil over a medium to high heat and place the coated yams inside fry the Yam turning halfway between until golden brown.
  • Serve with your favorite sauce or eat as is. ENJOY!


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 991mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 483IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg