Cassava Balls

Source: Favourite Sierra Leone Recipes by Pamela Greene
Prep time: 20 minutesCooking time: 20 minutesTotal time: 40 minutes


Important Nuritional Information:- High in starch. Food value will be improved if meat or fish is added or if served with coconuts or groundnuts.


cassava (medium)
salt (pinch of)
pepper (to taste)
fish (steamed flaked or minced meat)
oil (for frying)


How to make Cassava Balls?
Method:- Deep fat frying
1. Scrub peel and wash and then grate cassava.
2. Squeeze the juice through a clean muslin.
3. Mixed grated cassava with seasoning, add fish or meat if available.
4. Shape into small balls or barrels.
5. Fry in deep fat until golden brown, drain and serve hot.


If only salt is used for seasoning serve with coconuts or groundnuts.