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.
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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.
Ingredients for egg sauce and boiled yam
Tuber of yam
2 medium-sized tomatoes, chopped
1-2 scotch bonnet, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
⅓ cup vegetable oil
½ tsp salt plus 1 tsp for yam
1 Seasoning cube
½ tsp curry
½ tsp 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 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, this will allow
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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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