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. Shodipe Temitope  June 11, 2016

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

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      chidi anan  June 13, 2016

      Depends on your location. pls cal 08035051468.

  2. Grace  June 11, 2016

    Yummy! looks so great, I love this recipe
    , thanks so much Chy.

  3. Grace  June 11, 2016

    Yummy! looks so great, I love this recipe, thanks so much Chy.

  4. Anny  June 11, 2016

    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

  5. Queen  June 11, 2016

    Hmmm. I’m going to try it now. Thanks a lot

  6. bolanle  June 16, 2016

    Well done Chy. I have always enjoyed ur blog. I took delivery of ur cook book yesterday.

  7. Asma'u Abdulmalik saad  June 19, 2016

    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.

  8. Glory Godwin  June 26, 2016

    Very sweet egg sauces

  9. Dora  June 27, 2016


  10. Zainab Musa Mahmoud  July 15, 2016

    I tried the egg sauce and i really enjoy it thanks

  11. James zulaykha  July 27, 2016

    Woa,dez z nice,tnks

  12. peace  July 31, 2016

    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.

  13. babysist  August 1, 2016

    Thks chi
    I love egg sauce without maggi…

  14. Mambo  August 5, 2016

    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.

  15. Fehintola  August 14, 2016

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

  16. Toyyibat  September 24, 2016

    Nice one. I tried dis today nd I must confess I really enjoyed it wit yam.

  17. Maryann  August 1, 2017

    Wow! a round of aplause for her ……indeed u are a good cook sweethrt BRAVO

  18. inimafuru Lazarus  August 19, 2017

    nice one….

  19. Julia  October 18, 2017

    Delicious. I make this for my family most times.

  20. Anthonia  November 7, 2017

    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.


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