Egg Sauce

Egg sauce is just one of the many egg recipes existing in Nigeria. Now that I think about it, I just realized that eggs are actually very common in Nigeria. It is used for making bread, cakes, and virtually every snack in Nigeria.

In this case, however, we are going to be making a delicious sauce by combining eggs and several other ingredients.

Egg Sauce is made with eggs, tomatoes, peppers, onions, vegetable oil and a pinch of natural sweetener (maggi, knorr, etc.)

Some people chose to add a handful of vegetables and fluted pumpkin (ugu) is always the most popular choice. In this recipe, I decided to use a few slices of green pepper instead.

This Sauce in Nigeria is usually served with yam as you can see below. 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 use 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.

Complete Ingredients For Yam Sauce

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 eggs and about two cups of sliced tomatoes, so there are more 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 the 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 half a seasoning cube. It would end up looking like this.
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 detailed feedback. Thanks.

D you want to just fry eggs the aboki style and serve with bread and tea as a Nigerian breakfast? See this Recipe for Fried Egg

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Egg Sauce Recipe

Chy Anegbu
This egg sauce recipe can actually be made in just 25 minutes and can be served with yam or rice for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
This is a popular food in my house (when combined with yam), I serve it usually for dinner.
4.6 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Nigerian Cuisine
Servings 2 People
Calories 487 kcal

Equipment

  • Frying pan
  • Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • Start by Slicing your tomatoes, onions, and peppers using a kitchen knife.
  • Set frying pan on the heat and add just 200ml of oil (vegetable or olive oil), allow the oil to heat up for few minutes.
  • Add the sliced tomatoes, peppers, onions and fry.
  • Add salt to taste, half of a seasoning cube. Stir to avoid burning.
  • Beat eggs in a separate bowl, add a pinch of salt and pour it into the frying tomatoes.
  • Allow the egg to fry.
  • Don't let it get burned. Try breaking into tiny crumbs so you can get an exact replica of what you see here.
  • Serve egg sauce with boiled white yams.
Keyword Egg sauce recipe, Nigeria sauces, Nigerian egg sauce, Nigerian yam sauce

66 Comments

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

February 16, 2016
Akume
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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.

February 17, 2016
Cal
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5 stars
Thank you very much. I will tryt it.

January 23, 2020
Elizabeth
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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.

February 17, 2016
kemi
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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.

February 17, 2016
Chy Anegbu
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Very little maggi does good to egg sauce (a pinch).
You add the maggi when you add the salt.

February 17, 2016
Nnenna Okafor
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Thank a lot aunty chi.

August 10, 2017
Eneh
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It’s really nice. I’ll try it out.

February 17, 2016
Mercy
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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

February 17, 2016
mercy
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Your method and cooking skills is superb and quite detailed… but at wat point do u add ur Maggi and wat quantity

February 17, 2016
Freedom
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Thanks alot

October 13, 2018
sam’youngbishop
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wow, that was fascinating, amma gonna give it a trier to have it taste. Thanks for this

February 17, 2016
Doris
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This is good Chy, I like my yam with egg sauce.
Nice job, thanks for all the details

February 18, 2016
HAJIA RAJI
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THIS IS VERY COMMENDING AND TANTALIZING. I APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS. ALMIGHTY GOD WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU FOR US WITH GOOD HEALTH.

February 18, 2016
Mercy Alfred
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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

February 19, 2016
Chy Anegbu
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Ok, thanks for your feedback.

February 20, 2016
Jane
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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

February 23, 2016
niks
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awesome

March 15, 2016
Seember Tsevende
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It looks delicious

April 12, 2016
Eva
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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.

May 2, 2016
Chy Anegbu
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Pls call 08035051468, 08157668217.

May 3, 2016
Bola
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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.

May 16, 2016
Olabisi
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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

May 19, 2016
Chy Anegbu
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Please contact 08035051468, 08157668217 for all my cookbooks.
Chy

May 20, 2016
Nafisa
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Nyc one madam.i luv all ur recipes n i really appreciate ur efforts.may God continue to bless u Ameen.

May 24, 2016
andie
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Chy I love ur recipe they make my home rock lately. Thank u.

June 5, 2016
oyediran
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This egg sauce recipe is very good and tasty.I love it so much.Well done madam.Keep it up.

June 8, 2016
Esther ugom
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Its very nice.

November 20, 2020
Shodipe Temitope
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kudos to u<3;-). About the cooking book, can we pay on delivery day?

June 11, 2016
Chy Anegbu
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Depends on your location. pls cal 08035051468.

June 13, 2016
Grace
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Yummy! looks so great, I love this recipe
, thanks so much Chy.

June 11, 2016
Grace
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Yummy! looks so great, I love this recipe, thanks so much Chy.

June 11, 2016
Anny
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You are doing a great job. Thumbs up. I never tried adding pumpkin to mine but I definitely will try it out. I know it will be lovely. Keep it up

June 11, 2016
Queen
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Hmmm. I’m going to try it now. Thanks a lot

June 11, 2016
bolanle
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Well done Chy. I have always enjoyed ur blog. I took delivery of ur cook book yesterday.

June 16, 2016
Asma’u Abdulmalik saad
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Its fantastic. Dts my favorite breakfast most tym. U can also eat it with boiled potatoes or unripe plantain. Its yummy my husband likes it.

June 19, 2016
Glory Godwin
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Very sweet egg sauces

June 26, 2016
Dora
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NICE ONE HERE

June 27, 2016
Zainab Musa Mahmoud
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I tried the egg sauce and i really enjoy it thanks

July 15, 2016
James zulaykha
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Woa,dez z nice,tnks

July 27, 2016
peace
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Wao its very nice ?. It’s as if am doing justice to it already. I will try your egg sauce immediately the new yam comes in the market. Tnx once again.

July 31, 2016
babysist
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Thks chi
I love egg sauce without maggi…

August 1, 2016
Mambo
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Dear your meals are always splendid, I tried it n it was so delicious ,my husband love n appreciated it. Thanks very much for putting a smile in my home. I love your ideas n meals , love your egg sauce recipe.

August 5, 2016
Fehintola
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just d way I fry my eggs.But I sometimes add crayfish n it gives it a very good taste n d best aroma.

August 14, 2016
Toyyibat
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Nice one. I tried dis today nd I must confess I really enjoyed it wit yam.

September 24, 2016
Maryann
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Wow! a round of aplause for her ……indeed u are a good cook sweethrt BRAVO

August 1, 2017
inimafuru Lazarus
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nice one….

August 19, 2017
Julia
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Delicious. I make this for my family most times.

October 18, 2017
Anthonia
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Good job Chy, God bless u greatly. Please allow add that the egg sauce most time are not meant to be lumpy that is, the egg is not meant to be seen as a whole in little portions, rather, a little as in scrambled while the sauce(pepper, tomatoes and onions) itself tend to be a little bit more than the eggs used. (My views).

Thank you.

November 7, 2017
Chy Anegbu
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ok, thanks for your input, noted.

November 8, 2017
Felix
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i’m about to try this egg sauce now, with what have seen it will be very great. thanks alot

January 23, 2018
Gray
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Just tried this right now. Tastes really good

December 23, 2018
Isaac Bwalty Jatau
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wow the method you used is the best ever so thank you all ,love it

March 25, 2019
Pinki USA
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Very nice step by step…Love the visuals?
Served mine over potatoes ?

April 25, 2019
Chy Anegbu
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Yay! thanks for your feedback.

April 29, 2019
Miss charity
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This I’d wonderful.. I made it and my family loved it… Once I gather some cash, I will request for the cook book… Tanx

June 29, 2019
Justice
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Nice but let me try it

July 14, 2019
Preye
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Your egg sauce recipe was awesome thank you so much I just made it now

August 22, 2019
Franklyn
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Tnx a lot. This was really helpful.
It’s not as hard as it seems

October 26, 2019
Abubakar Usman
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I’m very appreciate for help me how t
o cook very delicious soup, which I asked one of my friend he refuse to guide me.

November 15, 2019
Ujunwa
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thanks, is nice

November 20, 2019
Victor
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Thank you for this great piece. It was very helpful. I can now confidently prepare egg sauce. I’ll surprise my wife. Kudos!

December 28, 2019
Umeh
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5 stars
Thanks for this sauce, I was really looking forward to a more delicious yam recipe.

January 20, 2020
Ruth
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I’ve forgotten how to make egg sauce, thank you for this lovely recipe

June 20, 2020
Judith Nonny
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4 stars
Wow!
This is really interesting and helpful. Because I do not have any idea of making yam sauce before, but this recipes has done a lot impact. Thank you very much. ‘It is really perfect’!

November 5, 2020
Eng. Michael
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Can we make egg sauce with red oil instead of vegetable oil

November 17, 2020

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