Fonio Croquettes



Fonio Croquettes

Cooked fonio balls dipped in egg and deep-fried
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 People


  • Sauce Pan
  • Wooden Spatula
  • Glass Mixing Bowl


  • 1 Cup Fonio
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Spring Onion
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 2 Eggs For egg wash
  • 2 Cups Breadcrumbs
  • Litres Vegetable Oil


  • Pour water into a saucepan over medium heat, then add 1/2 tsp salt and bring to a boil.
  • Add the fonio, stir and let it cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Take off heat and let it cool completely.
  • Transfer into a mixing bowl, add chopped spring onion, smoked paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, egg yolks and mix together.
  • Scoop a spoonful and mould into golf ball sizes.
  • Dip into egg wash and double coat with breadcrumbs.
  • Deep fry in heated vegetable oil for 5 minutes until crispy and golden brown.
  • Fonio croquettes ready to serve. Serve with tartare sauce. Best served warm!


Keyword Croquettes, Fonio

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