Stuffed Yam And Sweet Potato Balls



Stuffed Yam And Sweet Potato Balls

Boiled yam and potato mashed, mixed with minced beef and fried.
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine African
Servings 8 People


  • Sauce Pan
  • Glass Mixing Bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Plate


  • ½ Medium Yam Tuber
  • 1 Large Sweet Potato Tuber
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 2 Finely Chopped Scotch Bonnet Peppers
  • 1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • ½ Cup Finely Chopped Spring Onion
  • 800 ml 800ml Vegetable Oil
  • For the Beef;
  • 200 g Minced Beef
  • 4 Cloves of Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • For the Coating;
  • 2 Cups Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 3 Medium Eggs for Wash


  • Pour yam and sweet potato into a saucepan over high heat.
  • Add salt and 800ml of water.
  • Boil for 15 minutes.
  • Let cool off a bit and mash with a masher until smooth.
  • Add turmeric powder, egg yolks, scotch bonnet pepper, black pepper, salt, spring onion and stir into a uniform mixture and set aside.
  • Mix the minced beef with garlic, black pepper, dried thyme, salt and set aside.
  • Scoop a handful of the potato mixture.
  • Make a dent with your thumb and scoop a tablespoon full of the beef mixture.
  • Fill in the dent, cover with the potato and mould into balls and set aside.
  • Mix the breadcrumbs with garlic powder, salt and set aside.
  • Dip each ball in the egg wash, then coat with the breadcrumbs mixture.
  • Carefully place in hot oil and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Take out of the oil and place on a tissue paper to drain excess oil.
  • Potato yam balls ready to serve. Serve with bbq sauce or any sauce of your choice.


Keyword Stuffed Yam Balls, Sweet Potato, Yam Balls

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