Its 2014!!! It has taken me a few days to come back to this blog because I want this year to be the year that changes things for me. Especially when it comes to my writing and I have spent the past week doing so much strategizing to take my company to the next level this year. As always you guys would be in the front seat with me to experience everything! I cannot wait so please keep your fingers crossed for me!

I remember the first time I went to Nigeria by myself as an adult (2011) I was hanging out with my friend and she kept saying how she had to go to TFC (a fast food chain). She could not stop talking about how we needed to find the closest TFC and get some yamarita! When we finally got there and I saw what she ordered, I could not believe this was what the excitement was about all day long! I ate one or two and asked what it was coated in and she told me eggs! I almost chocked my neck to bring it up! I couldn’t and I had to admit it tasted quite good. Fast forward a few years later and I was researching new meals to make for my Sunday Punch column and I had the bright idea to make Yamarita and Obe ata din din (pepper stew) It was so easy to make and according to my tasters, it tasted good! so yay!  Here is my quick recipe! Hope you enjoy!


Serves 2
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Meal type Appetizer
Misc Serve Hot
Region Nigerian
Nigerian Yamarita. How to make Nigerian yamarita. Yams dipped in eggs.


  • 1 Small yam (peeled and cut into stripes)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 cube maggi
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup oil


Step 1
Wash the yams, peel off the skin and cut into thin rectangular slices
Step 2 Rinse and place in a pot; add enough water to cover the yams; add salt to taste and parboil for 7-10 minutes. Pour the yam into a sieve and set the yams aside, to cool a bit.
Step 3 Break the eggs, add the ground pepper,maggi cube and salt to taste; whisk and set aside. Pour the flour into a small bowl. Add salt and curry into the flour mix well and set aside.
Step 4 Dip each of the yam slices into the flour mixture. Turn until evenly coated. Next place into the prepared bowl of egg mix. Make sure that the yams are well coated. Place in a clean flat plate.
Step 5 Heat up the vegetable oil until hot and fry the yams on medium heat, until both sides are golden brown. Sieve the oil of the egg bits before the next batch.
Step 6 Serve with ata din din.

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Took a bunch of pictures and I could not choose which one was my “hero” so here you go! 😀

Till next time




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  1. onyinyechi Says: January 8, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    see yam!!!!!! I am in yam heaven! it soon hard living obodo oyibo…u have to think hard before you buy yam no matter how much you like it.

  2. I’ll should try this. Do u think it’ll be okay to substitute yam with sweet potatoes?

  3. Gonna try this today

  4. Pls and how do I prepare ata dindin?

  5. I have been LOOKING for this!!!! Oh thank you!!!!

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