Garden EggsNigerian Garden Eggs Sauce
Nigerian Garden Egg Sauce recipe

I don’t think there is a better pairing to freshly boiled yam than garden egg sauce (Okay, maybe actual fried eggs sauce), anyways, here is my take on Garden egg sauce. The recipe varies across households.

 

Ingredients:
6 large garden eggs (any variety/shape will do)
2 table spoons Groundnut oil
¼ of a medium onion (chopped)
3 table spoons blended pepper sauce* (substitute: tomato sauce)
1 teaspoon blended crayfish
1 cube magi
A touch of salt (~1/2 teaspoon)
¼ Cup dried fish pieces

 

Directions:

  • Bring 3 cups of water to a boil, add in the garden eggs and boil for 5mins. Remove the garden eggs from heat and set aside to cool
  • Set a pot on medium heat, add in the oil. Wait 2 minutes then add in the onions. Blanch the onions until translucent
  • Add in all the other ingredients. Reduce the heat to minimum, cover and simmer the sauce.
  • Peel the garden eggs skin by gently pulling on the thin white coating (cut and remove the seeds in the center if you prefer).

Peeling Nigerian Garden Egg

  • Roughly chop up the peeled garden eggs or lightly crush them.
  • Add the crushed garden eggs into the sauce, combine. Taste and adjust for seasoning. Simmer for another 7-10mins.

Serve with boiled yam. Enjoy!!