Ojojo: The Unforgettable Yam Fritter Symphony

Ojojo: The Unforgettable Yam Fritter Symphony

Have you ever experienced love at first bite? Get ready to, with Ojojo! Picture this: a kitchen filled with the ultimate symphony of umami aromas, the sizzling sound of onions and chilli dancing in hot oil, and the rich scent of fried dried crayfish all mingling together. This isn't just cooking; it's a culinary concert, and the star performer is Ojojo – the crispy, fried yam fritter that's about to steal your heart.

Ojojo, a cherished gem in African cuisine, is made with grated water yam, harmoniously blended with spices and crayfish. It's not just a snack; it's a warm, comforting embrace in food form. And the best part? You can whip up this tasty marvel in minutes! Let's embark on this flavour-packed journey and create something truly spectacular.

Yields: 4-6 Servings Cooking Time: 20 minutes Prep Time: 15 minutes


  • 250g Pounded Yam (link to afb pounded yam)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Scotch Bonnet Chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp dried Crayfish
  • Chicken bouillon
  • Salt, to taste
  • Optional: Suya Pepper, for an extra kick


  1. Prepare the Batter: In a large bowl, combine the pounded yam, eggs, onions, scotch bonnet chilli, crayfish, and salt. Mix well to form a smooth batter. (Optional Add some suya pepper)
  2. Heat the Oil: In a frying pan, heat enough oil for deep frying over medium heat.
  3. Fry the Fritters: Scoop spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown and crispy.
  4. Serve and Enjoy: Drain on paper towels and serve hot. Sprinkle with suya pepper for an added flavour dimension if desired.

Tips for Perfection:

Add onion to the oil to add more flavour to the fritter.

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