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. Felix  January 23, 2018

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

  2. Gray  December 23, 2018

    Just tried this right now. Tastes really good

  3. Isaac Bwalty Jatau  March 25, 2019

    wow the method you used is the best ever so thank you all ,love it

  4. Pinki USA  April 25, 2019

    Very nice step by step…Love the visuals💖
    Served mine over potatoes 😁

    • Chy Anegbu  April 29, 2019

      Yay! thanks for your feedback.

  5. Miss charity  June 29, 2019

    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

  6. Justice  July 14, 2019

    Nice but let me try it

  7. Preye  August 22, 2019

    Your egg sauce recipe was awesome thank you so much I just made it now

  8. Franklyn  October 26, 2019

    Tnx a lot. This was really helpful.
    It’s not as hard as it seems


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