Yamaroata Bakes
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Recipe Category: Healthy Nigerian
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Serves: 3
 
Yamarita fries is a national favourite, but not the healthiest of foods. Yamaroata bakes, is the much healthier version, coating using oats, and baking instead of frying.
Ingredients
  • Yam batons
  • Eggs - you can also choose to use just the egg whites
  • Dry Pepper - cayenne pepper
  • Salt
  • Seasoning cubes - optional
  • Oats
  • Cooking spray - optional
Instructions
  1. Cut your yam into rectangular strips and boil in salted water for about 5 minutes. Timing will depend on how much you are boiling. What you want to achieve is an almost cooked yam. If you over cook, the yam will get soggy. You still want it firm. As soon as a fork goes through with just a little resistance, take it off the heat and drain immediately. If you leave it in hot water, it will just continue cooking. Once drained, lay it out on a plate, and leave to cool.
  2. Beat your eggs, and season with salt, dry pepper and seasoning cubes. Pour oats unto an empty plate
  3. Dip your yam batons into the eggs. You need to let the yam cool down a little, because if you dip hot yam into the eggs, it will start to cook the eggs.
  4. After dipping into the eggs, then place on the plate with the oats and roll around until the oats have coated the yam. I must tell you, this isn't as fast as with flour, just roll until you can cover the yam as best as you can
  5. Lay on an oven tray, and you can decide to give them a squirt or two of cooking spray, or brush lightly with oil.
  6. This helps to make them brown and pretty, you can decide not to. Bake in an oven at 220 (UK oven), or until browned. If you use too high an oven setting, the oats will burn, and you don't want that.
  7. These are so good, like you won't believe. Visually, spot on, crunch, spot on, taste, spot on, calories, waaaaaay less than using flour.
Recipe by Dooney's Kitchen at http://dooneyskitchen.com/yamaroata-bakes/