Yam Balls

Makes 12


  • ½ medium sized yam, peeled
  • Half an onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 5ml chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 fresh green chilli, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 5ml chopped garlic
  • salt and pepper to season
  • oil for deep frying


  • Cut the yam into cubes and boil in salted water for 30mins, until soft.
  • Remove from heat, drain water and mash.
  • Add chopped onion, tomato, chilli, garlic, thyme and egg.
  • Season mixture with salt and mix through. Heat the oil.
  • Using a teaspoon, shape the yam mixture into balls and deep-fry until golden brown.
  • Serve with a dipping sauce.