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How To Make Water Yam Fritters

One of the best parts of growing up was waking up to the aroma of Water Yam Fritters.

Water yam fritters is popularly called Ojojo and it is common to those living in Ijebu, a hometown in the Western part of Nigeria. It is a good meal to serve to the whole family.

Water yam or, “purple yam”, is the species most widely spread throughout the world and in Africa is second only to white yam in popularity.

Health Benefits

Water Yam contains Total dietary fibre which makes it suitable for the management of pile, constipation and diabetes.

It is also  a rich source of carbohydrate and contributes to vitamins and minerals, especially where it is consumed in large quantities.

It is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, calcium, potassium, magnesium and antioxidants.


1 tuber of water yam

Onions (chopped)

Chili pepper

Salt to taste

Seasoning cubes


Vegetable oil


Peel the skin of the water yam using a knife

Slice the yam into small chunks and grate into a bowl

Add seasoning cubes, salt and crayfish in that bowl of grated yam

Next, heat oil in a frying pan

Gently add drop into the frying pan (similar to puff puff direction).

Allow it to fry until it becomes brown in all sides.

Take it out and serve hot



Feature Image: Trybbbe

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Adepeju Adenuga

Adepeju Adenuga is a writer (considering where you are reading this, makes perfect sense). She holds a Masters Degree in Literature in English from the University of Lagos.

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    13th August 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Nice one. Keep the health habit and tips up.

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