Yaji Potatoes


In Nigeria, Yaji is a renowned spice used for a famous roasted sliced beef delicacy called suya.

The flavour of yaji is phenomenal; oh how sensational your tastebuds would feel as you munch on this yaji potatoes- crispy skin, soft yummy on the inside…


INGREDIENTS            2 Servings

  • Potatoes                     6 medium
  • Mixed herbs                        1 tsp
  • Yaji Spice                        2 tbsps
  • Salt                                  to taste
  • Olive oil                             1 tbsp


Step 1

Preheat your oven at 230C degrees for 5minutes while cut the potatoes into eight wedges each ( you can leave the skin on, just make sure to properly wash it). Sprinkle salt, mixed herbs, yaji spice and a tablespoon of olive oil; jumble the potatoes so they are evenly coated.

Potatoes covered with yaji
Potatoes covered with yaji, salt, herbs and olive oil

Step 2

Cover your oven tray with foil or parchment paper. Lightly oil the pan with olive oil cooking spray or use a brush to oil the surface. Spread out the potatoes on the oiled tray and bake for 20minutes.

Yaji baked potatoes

Step 3

Serve hot!

Yaji potatoes with ketchup
Yaji potatoes with ketchup, a slice of ajekusine casserole and fresh veggies.
Yaji potatoes
Yaji potatoes with baked beans, a slice of ajekusine casserole and fresh veggies.




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