RecipesWater Yam Fritters (Ojojo) Recipe

April 1, 2020by Home Affairs0

“Hello Weekend!” is a sentence we are sure you have been looking forward to saying all week.

We thought trying out this great recipe of one of Nigeria’s most beloved staple food could help you better enjoy your weekend.

Check it out below:


1/2 medium tuber water yam

Vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper

1/2 medium size onion

2 tablespoons ground crayfish

2 cloves garlic

1 seasoning cube

Salt to taste



Slice, peel and cut the water yam into chunks, then grate into a fine paste using the smallest part of the grater.

Add the crayfish, sliced onions, minced garlic, ground pepper, seasoning cube, and salt to taste.

Mix thoroughly but do not add water

Place a deep saucepan on medium heat, add enough oil to deep fry the batter.

When it’s hot, scoop the batter into the hot oil in small dollops

Once it’s golden brown, flip to the other side to ensure it’s completely deep-fried.

Ojojo soaks in oil, so it’s advisable to transfer it onto a paper towel-lined plate or squeeze out the excess oil first.

You’ve got no excuse to not try out this delicious water yam recipe this weekend! All major ingredients are available at Home Affairs and you can try it as a relaxing activity with loved ones.

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