how to cook nigerian egg stew

Egg Stew Recipe

This is another great breakfast recipe that I am sure you would love. This egg stew recipe is insanely delicious and easy to make, you would want to eat this with any meal.

how to cook egg stew

This egg stew recipe is everything and more, this is another one of my mother’s recipes, and we have this mostly at weekends for breakfast. It is very easy to make but can easily go wrong too. One of the DON’Ts of egg stew is never to add water to it and if you must do, make sure it dries out before adding the egg or else you would be eating the whole lot separately. Water, egg, sauce will be fighting to marry themselves. You don’t want that. This egg stew recipe is quite easy and adaptable too. You can either choose to use spices and herbs and you can opt out too. Some of the ingredients can be easily substituted with something else too. Remember, you are the king and queen of your kitchen. Make the experience count.

egg stew recipe

Ingredients to make egg stew

Mackerel, cleaned and gutted

A can of chopped tomatoes, substitute with 4-6 fresh tomatoes

1 red bell pepper (tatashe), sliced. optional

11/2 onion, chopped

Vegetable oil

3 large eggs

Cayenne pepper (ata gigun)

Salt

Seasoning

Curry

Thyme

Parsley (optional)

how to make egg stew

How to make the stew

Add salt, seasoning, curry, thyme, chopped onions to mackerel pieces and bring to boil for 5-7 minutes. Take fish off the heat, allow to cool, remove the bones and flake into chunks.

Place a pan on medium heat, add vegetable oil, heat for about 3 minutes and add 1 chopped onion, curry and thyme and stir fry till onion become translucent. Follow by chopped tomatoes and bring to boil for another 4-5 minutes. Add salt and seasoning, sliced red pepper. Stir cayenne pepper into the sauce and continue to cook till oil begins to float atop the sauce

the process shot of making egg stew recipe

Add flaked fish to sauce and stir gently to avoid scattering the fish further.

Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk till well combined. (you can add salt if you want) Add whisked eggs into the fish stew making sure it is covering the whole sauce. Allow egg to set before stiring, this should take about 2 minutes. Once the egg is set, stir so as to allow the uncooked part of the egg to cook. Take egg stew off heat so as not to overcook and dry out.

process shot of making egg stew recipe

Serve with side of choice. This kind of egg stew is very popular with boiled yam, Agege bread and rice.

a close shot of egg stew and agege bread

 

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Egg Stew Recipe

This is another great breakfast recipe that I am sure you would love. This egg stew recipe is insanely delicious and easy to make, you would want to eat this with any meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Nigerian
Keyword: egg stew, Egg stew recipe
Servings: 4
Author: Ajoke| My Active Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 big mackerel cleaned, gutted and cut to steak
  • 1 chopped tomatoes, substitute with 4-6 fresh tomatoes
  • red bell peppe sliced. optional
  • 11/2 onion chopped
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • cayenne pepper use according to preference
  • salt to taste
  • Bullion cube I used Knorr cube
  • 1 tsp Curry
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp parsley optional

Instructions

  • Add salt, seasoning, curry, thyme, half of the chopped onions to mackerel steak and bring to boil for 5-7 minutes. Take fish off the heat, allow to cool, remove the bones and flake into chunks.
  • Place a pan on medium heat, add vegetable oil, heat for about 3 minutes and add the rest of the chopped onion, curry and thyme and stir fry till onion become translucent. 
    Follow by chopped tomatoes and bring to boil for another 4-5 minutes. Add salt and seasoning, sliced red pepper. Stir cayenne pepper into the sauce and continue to cook till oil begins to float atop the sauce. (This should take about 5 to 10 minutes)
  • Add flaked fish to sauce and stir gently to avoid scattering the fish further.
  • Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk till well combined. (you can add salt if you want) Add whisked eggs into the fish stew making sure it is covering the whole sauce. Allow egg to set before stirring, this should take about 2 minutes. Once the egg is set, stir so as to allow the uncooked part of the egg to cook. Take egg stew off heat so as not to overcook and dry out.
  • Serve with side of choice. This kind of egg stew is very popular with boiled yam, Agege bread and rice.

 

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  1. yum yum

     
  2. This is going to be my breakfast this weekend, can’t wait!

     

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