I really do not love Cocoyam; I don’t go gaga over it. Recently I travelled for work to Kumasi and came back with a huge sack of cocoyam, well its kina less expensive there cos it is mostly grown in the Ashanti / Eastern regions of Ghana
Just in case you do know what cocoyam is……………Goggle it!
So as I was saying, nobody in my house boiled, fried or even attempted to grill the cocoyam, then bam! Like magic I had the idea to make some cocoyam balls.
And I would love to share, so here we go………………..
Chopped carrots, onions and green pepper
Beaten Egg white
Spices (of your choice)
Bring your cocoyam to boil, when cooked, mash into a semi smooth paste with a masher or a “ tapoli”
Add to your smooth paste, your egg yolk and butter, continuously stir with a spoon to mix all ingredients ( for best results, use your fingers)
Add your chopped “veggies” and mix as well
Roll mixture into cute balls
Dip and cover a ball with flour, then into the beaten egg white and finally cover nicely with bread crumbs
Fry your balls in deep hot oil, remember to lower the fire as it fries but not too low so it does not soak the oil
When fried, remove and put in a drainer
Serve hot with stew and green pepper
Am beat, am off to bed . Don’t forget to holla when you try it at home
The Kids love it! (Add some chopped meat or corned beef for more proteins)