Cheesy Yam Balls are little balls of heaven. The recipe combines some of my guilty pleasures with cheese being a major culprit. My friends and I used to sit and bond over wine, cheese, almonds and raisins. You can tell I love the good life. Well I decided to bring my love for all things amazing to the Nigerian space. I got inspired by croquettes to make this. You can always tweak the recipe to add more things. You can shred some bacon or beef bits into your yam mix for an extra kick.
These are the perfect appetisers if you want to impress people this holiday. It is also super easy to make. I have made it for a couple of my events and the feedback has been really amazing so I decided to share it with you all. If you make it this holiday, please let me know. I would really like to see pictures so please tag me on social media @afrolems on all platforms. Enjoy your recipe.
Recipe for Cheesy Yam Balls
3 slices of Yam
1 cup of chopped Cheddar cheese
2 cups of Breadcrumbs
Two tablespoons of Butter
1 tablespoon of Suya Spice
1 teaspoon Black pepper
A sprig of parsley (optional)
Oil for frying
Wash and boil your yam till very soft.
In a bowl, pour in your hot yam and mash with butter, seasoning cubes, black pepper, and chopped parsley and set aside.
In a bowl, mix your breadcrumbs and Suya spice and set aside.
Whisk your eggs in a bowl and set aside.
Scoop some yam into your palm and place a cube of cheese and mould the yam around it.
Dip the yam in your egg and roll around in your seasoned bread crumbs.
On medium heat, fry the yam balls till golden brown.
Serve your cheesy yam balls with a spicy creamy sauce.