Fried Eggs

March 13, 2013
Chef Chidi
Fried Eggs

Fried eggs are one of the easy breakfast ideas from Nigeria. You could serve with bread, yams or even noodles.

When you are running late to meet up with office hours, this recipe will save you lots of headaches. 😀

I made this for myself this morning; it was a quick fix. I eat this kind of food when I am in a hurry to meet up with an appointment.

In most cases, I combine the fried egg with sliced bread and serve with tea, as you can see below.

Breakfast with Egg

Not completely a healthy option, it sits somewhere at the bottom of my food menu. According to my article on healthy Nigerian foods – Fried foods are not to be consumed more than thrice in a week by grown-ups. 😀

But that’s a story for another day.

While there are hundreds of breakfast ideas in Nigeria, this still takes the cake.

Basically, we never serve fried eggs alone in Nigeria. I always pair it with other foods like bread, fried ripe plantain, noodles or even boiled white yams.

Eggs are one of the easiest breakfast recipes in Nigeria.

I fry anything between 2 and 4 eggs, depending on the number of persons and size of the frying pan.

Two fried eggs are usually for one person.

Ingredients for egg

Ingredients for Fried Eggs

4 Fresh eggs
50 ml Vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
Small chopped onions
1 sliced pepper (scotch bonnet)
Salt to taste
Seasoning cube (a pinch)

I like to fry eggs with lots of onions since I learned about the health benefits of onions. It is also good to eat as many vegetables as you can take.

How I Fried Eggs With Oil

Step 1
Heat your frying pan for a minute then add 50 ml of vegetable oil, allow to heat for 30 seconds before adding the sliced onions, then tomato/pepper as well.

Fry for 5 minutes before spraying a pinch of salt (to taste), then about a half of seasoning cube (I prefer less)
Frying egg oil

Stir, and then make sure they spread evenly it on the frying pan and boiling in very little oil. Then pour in the (already broken and mixed eggs) to cover the onions, tomato combination.
Eggs in frying pan

Allow frying for a minute before flipping.

Allow another 1 minute.

Flip. Flip again. 😀

Serve with bread and tea/pap.

Fried Eggs

Fried Eggs Recipes | Nigerian Recipes

Chef Chidi
I usually fry eggs in less than five minutes and serve with bread or noodle. This is a simple recipe that could help you get started with Nigerian breakfast recipes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Nigerian Cuisine
Servings 2 People
Calories 373 kcal


  • Frying pan


  • 4 Fresh eggs
  • 50 ml Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • Small chopped onions
  • 1 sliced pepper scotch bonnet
  • Salt to taste
  • Seasoning cube a pinch


  • Fry the Onions, sliced tomatoes and peppers in a frying pan using 50ml of vegetable oil.
  • Fry for 5 minutes while stirring continuously. You don't want it burned.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of seasoning cube and salt to taste.
  • Stir, and then make sure it is spread evenly on the frying pan and boiling in very little oil. Then pour in the (already broken and mixed eggs).
  • Allow some minutes of frying before you flip.
  • Allow 1 minute
  • Flip again. ?
  • Serve fried eggs with bread and coffee


Keyword Fried Eggs recipe, Nigerian breakfasts

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Amazing although why put seasoning cubes, makes no sense don’t understand why most Nigerians put seasoning cubes in everything even though I am one myself.

April 14, 2022

5 stars
Thank for the recipe

September 18, 2020

5 stars
This is quite a unique recipe, Nigerian foods are different and unique in several ways. We don’t fry eggs till they are solid completely. I guess this is delicious too.

September 18, 2020
Chidi Anegbu

Thanks for your comment, lots of Nigerians don’t like half-fried eggs. 😀

September 18, 2020


April 6, 2017

This is one of d best ways of preparing delicious meals, u hve done a great job by teaching us this best ways. God bls u

December 17, 2016

Thanks so much for your great lesson

December 6, 2016

Everything about cooking, I learnt from your site. I even cook better than my friends that were cooking years before me. I found out about your site 2014 and now my meal taste great and cooking seems to be fun to me since I never liked doing it then.. thanks auntie

May 5, 2015

Sorry I meant maggi or knor

March 22, 2015

What is the flavor of the magic or knorr??

March 22, 2015

Thanks a million ma’am!
I tried d fried egg, plantain & custard for breakfast,
It was wow! He couldn’t help leaking the plate.

August 31, 2014

Thanks for teaching me how to fry eggs, You are jst too ve encouged so many young girls n given them the courage to cook without fear .Thank you

July 19, 2014

pls, hw do i go with bitterleaf with egusi, in a delicous way.

July 2, 2014

Hi Chidi

I love to try your recipes, where can I find your books in South Africa??

April 1, 2014
Mr Joyce

Thanks for the fried egg, I always have issues with flipping the egg while frying it, I just like it when someone flips it up and turn it around (what you did in the video) above. Thanks for the recipes… Delicious!

October 8, 2013

Allnigerianfoods,u guys r great! More grease to ur elbows.

August 5, 2013
The Nigerian Kitchen

You are welcome guy, it is my pleasure to be able to help

July 13, 2013

kudos to you dear ,i tried one of your listed soup it was so superb ,and the tomatoes stew i made last weekend was best among all thanks for assisting our inabilities.

June 3, 2013
Dave Wright

This Breakfast was delicious, i added a few chopped mushrooms as well


January 4, 2013

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Omg! Chef, I love u so much, God bless d day I came across dis site,u make me wanna eat every time and try all recipes,Have tried d fried rice,mashed chicken porridge,indomie and I am trying d beans 2nyt, U re Jst Awesome,Tnks 4 impacting so much knowledge God bless you, but I still need u 2 teach us how 2 mk friut juice ,nd spagetti bolognese! LOL.