April 28, 2011

ojojo ( Yam Fritters)

Authentic OJOJO is made with Water yam, but for this recipe,I used sweet potatoes and it's amazing (if I can say so myself. lol). You can eat Ojojo with pretty much anything you eat Akara with, it can also be enjoyed on it's own as a snack. Enjoy!

1 medium water yam tuber ( or 4 X-large size sweet potatoes)
1 medium size onion (chopped)
Handful Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
Salt and dried pepper to taste
1/2 cup flour
2 large eggs
oil for frying

Direction HERE


kadirecipes said...

Hum.. I never knew that ojojo can be made with sweet potato , Here I can't get yam so if knew this before i would be making it with sweet potato.
Thank you for the recipe.


Chizy K said...

oh i remember this stuff,though we never prepared it at home very nice

A-9ja-Great said...

So many stuufs i need to try.The name is encouraging.

Ope Adebayo said...

Wow... Looks amazing.

The Corner Shop said...

I am extremely happy to say that i've made these before, but with real yam. Potatoes? Makes sense.


Noble said...

I adore your blog!!

NikkiSho said...

kai,i want :( good to know i can use sweet potatoes :D

9jaFOODie said...

@Kadirecipes; you are welcome!

@Chizy K ; Thanks much

@A-9ja-great ; this is a common street food in 9ja, cant believe u av never tried it!!

@Ope; thank u much!!

@Adiya; you have?? hahahha.. that's awesome! yes potatoes, lol.

@Noble; awwwww... u made me smile, thanks much!

@Nikkisho; yes u can! :)

Naijamum in L. said...

mmm..I never thought of using sweet potatoes.

You this girl...I have told you time and time again that you have PhD in African cuisine.

This proves it. Thanks for the tip. Greatly appreciated

9jaFOODie said...

lol@ Naijamum... Thanks much. lol

kitkat said...

thanks for the recipe :)
what is cilantro though? :p

Nike Royals said...

Looks good, I remember my grandma used to make it. I didn't know you can use sweet potatoes either, that is good news because yam dey expensive for my side..lol, thanks for sharing.

Chic Therapy said...

oh wow!!I remember ojojo

9jaFOODie said...

@Kitkat.... you are welcome. Cilantro is a flavorful herb with a very aromatic smell and taste. It gives a very fresh flavor to food.

@Nike Royals... abi o, one has to get creative with these things, yam is very pricey where I live as well.

@Chick Therapy.. Memoriesssss :)

Surprise said...

I used to eat ojojo when I was small. But for some time now, I have not eaten it. I will put somebody to test to know if she can prepare ojojo.

Anonymous said...

This is Ijebu speciality..Ikokori ......hubby loves it..another special dish in my home..weldone sis.

9jaFOODie said...

@Surprise... hahahah... By somebody you mean "wifey" abi... lol.. GOOD LUCK :) I am more sure she is capable!

@Ibhade; Thanks much!

P.E.T. Projects said...

So ojojo can be made with potatoes? Hmmm, i'll try it that way, we make the one with yam quite often.

9jaFOODie said...

@P.E.T....yeah... it's very tasty :)

Boma said...

Never heard of this, but definitely gonna try it! Thanks for sharing.