Nigerian Recipe

How to Make Yam and Egg Sauce with a Video Guide

yam and egg sauce

Yam and egg sauce is a traditional Nigerian dish that combines boiling yams with eggs to provide a tasty and filling supper. This delectable dish has gained popularity not just in Nigeria but also among food lovers all around the world. With its aromatic spice blend and uncomplicated preparation, yam and egg sauce provides a one-of-a-kind culinary experience that is both comforting and delicious.

In this post, we’ll walk you through the steps of cooking this delectable dish so you can enjoy it in the comfort of your own home. Let’s dive in!

How to Make Yam and Egg Sauce


To start preparing yam and egg sauce, gather the following equipment:

Frying pan – Available on Amazon and Jumia
Cooking pot – Available on Amazon and Jumia
Knife or grater – Available on Amazon and Jumia
Bowls – Available on Amazon and Jumia
Whisk or fork – Available on Amazon and Jumia
Wooden spoon – Available on Amazon and Jumia
Chopping board – Available on Amazon and Jumia
Food warmer – Available on Amazon and Jumia


To prepare yam and egg sauce, you will need the following ingredients:

1 tuber of yam
6 eggs
Red bell pepper
Vegetable oil
Seasonings and spices
Habanero pepper
Green pepper

Procedure for Making Yam and Egg Sauce

STEP 1: Begin by cutting the yam into medium-sized pieces using a knife and peel them.

STEP 2: After peeling, slice the yams into smaller pieces or your desired sizes and shapes.

STEP 3: Place the sliced yams into a bowl and wash them thoroughly with water.

STEP 4: Next, place a cooking pot over medium heat, add some water to it, pour in the sliced yam, and add salt. Cover the pot and allow it to cook until the yam softens. Once cooked, pack it and keep it warm in a warmer.

STEP 5: It’s time to make the egg sauce. Wash all the vegetables mentioned in the ingredient list and either grate them or cut them with a knife on the chopping board. Set them aside.

STEP 6: Crack the eggs into a small bowl, whisk them, and set aside.

STEP 7: Place a frying pan over medium heat, add cooking oil, and fry a few sliced onions for 2 minutes.

STEP 8: Add the chopped vegetables, stir well, and allow them to fry for 3-5 minutes.

STEP 9: Then add the seasonings, spices, and salt to taste. Stir again and let it fry for 2 minutes.

STEP 10: Add the whisked eggs into the frying pan and stir with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are well combined. Allow it to fry for 1 minute. Finally, turn off the cooker.

How to Serve Yam and Egg Sauce

To serve this delightful dish, place some cooked yam on a plate and top it with the egg sauce. You can garnish it with parsley for an added touch of freshness. Don’t forget to have drinking water or a chilled beverage of your choice to go with it. Alternatively, you could pair it with Zobo Drink, Millet Gruel, Kunun Aya, or other beverages of your preference.

yam and egg sauce
Credit: dawns_kitchen

Occasions to Serve Yam and Egg Sauce

Yam and egg sauce can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but it is most commonly consumed during breakfast. Additionally, it is a suitable dish to serve during festivals, events, and cultural gatherings.

How to Store Yam and Egg Sauce

If you have leftovers, you can store this delicacy in the refrigerator, where it can last for several days. Simply place it in an airtight container to maintain its freshness.

Health Benefits of Yam and Egg Sauce

Apart from its mouthwatering taste, yam and egg sauce offers numerous health benefits. It is a good source of quality protein and is rich in vitamins such as vitamins A, E, B5, and B12. It also aids in weight management and is high in vitamin D.

Moreover, this dish provides ample energy, helps with constipation, and contains essential minerals such as copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, and phosphorus, among other benefits.


Yam and egg sauce is a delectable Nigerian delicacy that has gained popularity worldwide. Its combination of soft-boiled yams and savory egg sauce provides a unique and delightful dining experience. You can easily recreate this mouthwatering meal in your own kitchen by following the simple steps given in this recipe.

Whether you are eager to explore Nigerian cuisine or simply craving a comforting dish, yam and egg sauce is sure to gratify your taste buds. So, give it a try and enjoy the flavors of this delicious and fulfilling dish!

Suwaiba Dalhatu

Suwaiba Dalhatu is an enthusiastic writer. She grew up in Zaria. A specialist on recipes - local recipes to be precise. Cooking is like a profession to her. She loves to read and write in her leisure time, and also loves to make new friends.

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