Yam Fritters

Serves 6 to 8 as appetizer
Level of Difficulty: Easy

Yam, also call Taro in Asia, Ube in Philippines or Malanga in Cuba are similar to sweet potatoes but with purple or red flesh, depending on the variety. They are grown in tropical climates, very popular in African, Asian, and Caribbean cuisines


1kg Yam or Taro
125g fresh ginger paste
1 tablespoon bicarbonate
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
4 tablespoon corn starch
2 teaspoon sugar
80g dried shrimps
Salt, pepper
Oil for frying


Put shrimps in a bowl cover with boiling water, drain after 10 minutes.
Grate Yam finely and press hard to remove any liquid.
Mix all ingredients with Yam and shrimps.
With palm of your hand makes smalls balls and fry in hot oil until cook thru.

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