Ojojo pronounced ‘Or-jor-jor’ is a snack made from grated water yams. Its native to the yorubas in the western part of nigeria especially the Ijebu people in Ogun state. Sometimes, it’s called wateryam fritters cos when grated, it looks like fritters.
My first attempt at making this dish was horrible. I made Use of Old yam (yam that has stayed for over 3 months after harvesting ) and by the time I was done grating, the whole grated fritters had turned Brown which was a total waste and had to be thrown away. I never knew how difficult finding water yams was either till I decided to make this dish the second time. I actually went to three different markets before I could find ‘The Very last tuber’ of water yam which was sold to me way past the normal amount. This dish is easy to prepare and can be spiced in different ways as shown below.
|This was what happened when i used old yam. The color changed in a very dramatic way…lol!|