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Chips d’Igname (Yam Chips)

A Burkina Faso deep fried treat that is simply yummy fresh out of the fryer!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Burkina Faso
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 123kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 large yam
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Salt to taste


  • Peel and wash the yam, cut in half
  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, add in the yam. Blanch for a few minutes.
  • Drain and allow to cool, then refrigerate for a couple of hours.
  • Heat oil in a deep fryer or frying pan to 350 degrees
  • While the oil is heating up, grate the yam.
  • Drop in the yam shavings by the handful.
  • Deep fry until golden and crispy
  • Remove with a slotted spoon
  • Drain on paper towel
  • Season with salt and serve immediately.


Please note that the cooling time is listed in the cooking time.


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 856mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.6mg