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Tuesday, 04 October 2016 15:39

Ghanaian Food: How to make Yam balls Snack (Details)

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Ghanaian Food: How to make Yam balls Snack Details below

Yam balls are a common snack in Ghana, below is the Ingredients and the steps to prepare it


1kg Yam
Water to boil
Salt to taste
100 gms butter
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 spring onions finely chopped (optional)
1/2 tbsp, coriander, finely chopped (optional)
1/2 tsp paprika
1 egg yolk (keep the egg white)
1 egg (add the remaining egg white and whisk into a mixture)
Pinch of ground white pepper
Pinch salt
Breadcrumbs (preferably panko breadcrumbs)



1. Peel and cut the yam into cubes.

2. Cover in pot with water and season with salt.

3. Boil till soft and then drain out the water.

4. While it is still hot mash the yam together with the butter, egg yolk, garlic powder, white pepper, paprika, adding salt if necessary. Add the finely chopped spring onions and coriander if desired.

5. Roll into small balls and dip into the whisked egg mixture.

6. Spread the breadcrumbs on a plate and roll the balls on it, coating it evenly.

7. Now heat oil in a deep fryer, wok or large saucepan to 180°C. Cook them for around 3 minutes until they rise to the top and are golden brown and crisp.

8. Drain the balls on kitchen paper, then place in a warm oven while you cook the remaining balls.

9. Serve this on a platter with some Waakye Leaf Shito and/or freshly ground “pepe” (blended mixture of scotch bonnet, tomatoes and onions with a pinch of salt to taste).


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