Egg Sauce is made with eggs, tomatoes, peppers, onions, vegetable oil and a pinch of natural sweetener (maggi, knorr, royco, etc.)
Some people chose to add a handful of vegetables and fluted pumpkin (ugu) is always the most popular choice.

Egg Sauce in Nigeria is usually served with yam. That is why it’s sometimes called yam sauce. I seldom see people serve with rice. It happens though, but not often. The truth is that the sauce is delicious however you want to serve it.

Egg Sauce

This one is going to be easy. If you are new to making Nigerian foods and desires to start with the recipes that are easy, I would suggest you start here. This takes just about six different ingredients and the preparation time is less than 20 minutes.

I have also written a detailed article on how to make vegetable sauce for yam; you can look it up if that is what you need.

Ingredients | Serving 2

  • 3 eggs.
  • 2 spoons sliced pepper
  • Vegetable oil (200ml).
  • 2 cups of sliced fresh tomatoes.
  • Sliced pepper to taste.
  • 1 cup of sliced onions.
  • One cube of maggi or knorr.
  • Salt to taste.
  • 2 spoons of Sliced Green Peppers (optional)
There are actually two ways to do this. You can decide to use lots of tomatoes and just about 2 eggs. I used 3 egg and about two cups of sliced tomatoes, so there are more of eggs in this recipe. As evidenced in the image above.

You can use 4 cups of sliced tomatoes with just two eggs; it takes just the same steps to prepare.

I wanted to make this as simple as it can be. That is the reason for the step-by-step images below. I supposed it is a lot easier to make foods if you have an idea of what it should look like at every point in time.

How to Make Egg Sauce for Yam.

Slice your tomatoes, onions and peppers as you would find in the plate below. You can easily do this with a sharp knife and chopping board.
How to make egg sauce

Set your frying pan on heat and add just 200ml of oil (vegetable or olive oil), allow one minute before adding the sliced tomatoes/onions/peppers. It is best if you have a non-stick frying pan. Allow this to fry for 10-15 minutes. Remember to always stir, you don’t want to end up with burnt tomatoes.
Once it is adequately fried, add salt to taste. Add half a cube of maggi or knorr also. It would end up looking like this. This is what you get when you are trying to make egg sauce for yam.
Egg Sauce Ingredients

Beat the eggs in a separate plate. Add a pinch of salt to it and then pour on top of the frying tomato/onion/pepper combination. Allow a minute, and then stir. Try to break the crumbs into smaller sizes.
Frying Egg Sauce

You can sprinkle a handful of fluted pumpkin (ugu) leaves if you like. Try to break further into tiny crumbs in order to achieve the kind of image above (as served above).

That is just how to make egg sauce for yam. I did say that you can also serve this sauce with rice, beans or even spaghetti. Please use the comment form below to tell me what you think about this recipe. I need a detailed feedback. Thanks.

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  1. immanuella  February 16, 2016

    Nice one chy. I appreciate and will definately try your method soon.

  2. Akume  February 17, 2016

    I love your recipes, I have been following your blog for a very long time. I have tried your fried rice recipe, jollof rice recipe and even black soup. My husband love the black soup, it was delicious and I haven’t made it before. Thanks for the egg sauce for yam. I ordered your cookbook last week and I must confess that it is a bomb. Keep up the good work.

  3. Elizabeth  February 17, 2016

    Thx a lot chy. It really looks delicious. But I prefer to use salt only for d taste cos maggi and other seasonings spoil d natural taste.

  4. kemi  February 17, 2016

    I don’t think it’s necessary to add maggi when frying egg. if you add salt to taste and fry appropriately to me it’s okay.

    • Chy Anegbu  February 17, 2016

      Very little maggi does good to egg sauce (a pinch).
      You add the maggi when you add the salt.

    • Nnenna Okafor  August 10, 2017

      Thank a lot aunty chi.

  5. Eneh  February 17, 2016

    It’s really nice. I’ll try it out.

  6. Mercy  February 17, 2016

    I tried it and believe me it came out soo nice; I even tried the fried recipe and it was nice… thanks soo much dear

  7. mercy  February 17, 2016

    Your method and cooking skills is superb and quite detailed… but at wat point do u add ur Maggi and wat quantity

    • Freedom  October 13, 2018

      Thanks alot

  8. sam'youngbishop  February 17, 2016

    wow, that was fascinating, amma gonna give it a trier to have it taste. Thanks for this

  9. Doris  February 18, 2016

    This is good Chy, I like my yam with egg sauce.
    Nice job, thanks for all the details

  10. HAJIA RAJI  February 18, 2016


  11. Mercy Alfred  February 19, 2016

    Hi I really really appreciate your work tanks so much may God almighty bless you I got the recipes and the pictures u sent to my mail it really improve my cooking and it really went a long way . and please do u bake bread, cake do you do icing of cake pls if you can send the recipes to my mail I would be so greatfull cause mine hasn’t been coming out so well/perfect I would be so appreciate it if you could do this for me

    • Chy Anegbu  February 20, 2016

      Ok, thanks for your feedback.

  12. Jane  February 23, 2016

    I so much love this. Cos it easy to prepare especially when one is broke. Love u 4 all ur ideas. I may knw it bt never think of coking it when am hungry. Thanks a lots

  13. niks  March 15, 2016


  14. Seember Tsevende  April 12, 2016

    It looks delicious

  15. Eva  May 2, 2016

    Hello madam, plz I need the cook book how do I purchase it cos I live In portharcourt?plz I will really appreciate it if it can be sent to my location expecting your feedback thanks.

    • Chy Anegbu  May 3, 2016

      Pls call 08035051468, 08157668217.

  16. Bola  May 16, 2016

    Thanks for your step by step cookery update, I cooked the Ogbono soup for my husband and he really loved it, keep the good work going, one love.

  17. Olabisi  May 19, 2016

    please I need a copy of the ultimate cookbook and a copy of the ultimate rice cookbook how do I purchase it and I live in Lagos. I want pay on delivery. how would I get in contact with u bcos my email is not function for now and how much is the two

    • Chy Anegbu  May 20, 2016

      Please contact 08035051468, 08157668217 for all my cookbooks.

  18. Nafisa  May 24, 2016

    Nyc one madam.i luv all ur recipes n i really appreciate ur efforts.may God continue to bless u Ameen.

  19. andie  June 5, 2016

    Chy I love ur recipe they make my home rock lately. Thank u.

  20. oyediran  June 8, 2016

    This egg sauce recipe is very good and tasty.I love it so much.Well done madam.Keep it up.


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