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Egg sauce and Yam

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yam and egg sauce

Egg sauce and boiled yam is one of the breakfast staples in Nigeria or should I say weekend breakfast. Last Saturday, Olu 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.

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

Nigerian egg sauce and boiled yam

Ingredients for egg sauce and boiled yam

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

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1/2 tsp salt plus 1 tsp for yam

1 Seasoning cube

1/2 tsp curry

1/2 tsp thyme

breakfast ingredients; yam, eggs, chopped tomatoes, chopped onions, chopped ata rodo, curry, salt, and 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.

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How to make egg sauce

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

Place a frying pan on a medium/low heat, add 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.

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Add whisked eggs to sauce and leave for about a minute, this will allow yam-and-egg7

Watch how to make

Egg Sauce and Boiled Yam

Egg Sauce and Boiled Yam are one of the breakfast staples in Nigeria. This is the best way to cook egg sauce or egg stew as popularly called.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: African, Nigerian
Keyword: egg sauce, nigerian breakfast, yam and egg sauce
Servings: 4
Author: Ajoke

Ingredients

  • Tuber of yam enough to make 8 slices
  • 1 tsp salt add more if needed
  • tsp sugar optional

Egg sauce ingredients

  • 4-6 large eggs
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes chopped
  • 1-2 scotch bonnet chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Seasoning cube
  • 1/2 tsp curry
  • 1/2 tsp thyme

Instructions

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 and move on to making the egg sauce.

How to make egg sauce

  • Break eggs into a shallow bowl, whisk till egg white and egg yolk are well combined, add salt and whisk to combine then set it aside
  • Place a frying pan on a medium/low heat, add 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 before stirring. (this will allow the egg to set a bit) Stir to scramble egg. Serve egg sauce with boiled yam immediately. 

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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11 Comments

  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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