Yam and Egg sauce…

yam and egg sauce recipe

Yam and egg sauce is one of the breakfast staples in Nigeria or should I say weekend breakfast. Last Saturday, babe made breakfast and I thought I would share with you my bae’s yam and egg sauce.  Truth be told, he makes the best and I don’t even argue when we are in the egg sauce department.

Yam and egg sauce are very easy to make, typically in Nigeria, we use tomatoes, scotch bonnet chilli and onions in making egg sauce. Feel free to make this your own, Egg sauce can also be eaten with Agege bread.

ingredients for yam and egg sauce

Tuber of yam

4-6 eggs

2 medium sized tomatoes, chopped

1-2 scotch bonnet, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

Vegetable oil


Seasoning cube

Pinch of curry

Pinch of thyme

How to cook yam

Slice yam into about 1 inch size and peel the skin off.

Rinse in clean water till water runs clear and no residue in water.

Put yam in a pan, add enough water to cover it, add salt and place on medium heat and cook till soft. Test with a fork, if it goes through, then the yam should be soft enough. Drain water from yam if you want.


How to make egg sauce

Break eggs into shallow bowl, whisk till egg white and egg yolk are well combined, add salt and whisk to combine then set it aside

Place frying pan on a medium/low heat, add about 2-3 cooking spoon of vegetable oil, heat for about 2-3 minutes

Add chopped peppers and onions (this should sizzle) and cook for about 4-5 minutes or till oil floats on the sauce, add salt, seasoning, curry and thyme. Stir to combine ingredient with sauce and also avoid sauce sticking to the pan.


Add whisked eggs to sauce and leave for about a minute, this will allow yam-and-egg7the egg to set a bit then stir to form a scramble. Serve egg with yam

yam and egg in a plate

If you love this egg sauce, you might also like this Egg stew or Corned beef stew. These are great Nigerian breakfast recipes you would love.

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  1. Thanks for your yam and egg sauce recipe.I enjoyed it so much when I visited Nigeria and I wanted to try making it when I got back to UK but I lost the written recipe someone gave me. I can now confidently give it a try. My only small complaint in your recipe is that you failed to mention the tomatoes in your cooking instructions.

    • Thank you Ann, the peppers mentioned in the cooking instructions includes the tomatoes too. I will edit it so its clearer. thanks for the observation

  2. Glad to find you. I can now get started cooking my own delicious yam and egg sauce

  3. Glad to find you. I can now get started cooking my own delicious yam and egg sauce

  4. Wow enjoying my egg sauce nd yam

  5. So yummy looking

  6. nice one, my breakfast is sorted for tomorrow.


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