Basil Fried Yam



Basil Fried Yam

There are over 600 species of yam and we have only tried a few. This royal yam recipe does not only look golden but also perfect for fries. This is light, crispy and even better with a touch of herbs.⁣
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine African
Servings 6 people


  • Chopping Board
  • Sharp knife
  • Peeler
  • Frying Pan
  • Wooden Spatula


  • 1 medium tuber of royal yam
  • A handful of fresh basil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 300ml vegetable oil


  • Cut the yam into three portions, peel and cut into stripes, wash and set aside
  • Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat, carefully add the yam, the fresh basil and fry until slightly golden and crisp
  • Take out and drain excess oil on a kitchen paper tissue
  • Sprinkle salt and toss to coat evenly
  • Basil fried yam ready to serve



Kid - Friendly Adaptation : The yam should not be crispy or hard.
Keyword Basil Recipe In Ghana, Ghana Fried Yam Recipe, Royal Yam Recipe, Telande Basil Yam Recipe, Yellow Yam Recipe

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