Yam and Shrimp Fritters (Ojojo)
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Serves: 2 dozen
  • 1 medium water yam
  • ½ lb of fresh shrimp(deveined and chopped)
  • 2 yellow chilies, habanero or ata-rodo(chopped)
  • half of a small onion (chopped)
  • ¼ tsp dry pepper(add more to your taste)
  • a little bowl of warm water
  • salt
  • oil for frying. Any cooking oil will do
  1. Peel yam by removing the skin with a knife; then drop the white part into cold water.
  2. Wash and grate each the yam with the smaller side of a grater. You may puree or blend it in a food processor or blender (you may blend the onion and chilies along with the yam or just chop it into the yam batter and mix with a spatula).Season with salt and dry pepper to taste. Whip with a wooden spoon, a whisk or a food processor). Add the shrimps; then mix with a spatula or whisk. Heat oil to 350 degrees and using a tbsp. or a cookie scoop, drop little to medium sized dollops of the yam puree into the oil and fry.
  3. Dip the scoop into the warm water before scooping the yam into the oil. This helps the batter to slide off easily into the oil. After frying, serve with any sauce. I like mine with honey mustard or a regular Nigerian tomato sauce
If the yam puree seems watery, place it into the fridge uncovered for about an hour just like you would raw chicken to dry out the water
You may also use any type of potatoes for this recipe
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at https://www.nigerianlazychef.com/2015/07/yam-and-shrimp-fritters-ojojo/