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Garden Egg Sauce with Yam & Boiled Plantain

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. For those outside Nigeria, you will find garden eggs in your local ethnic grocery stores (Asian store mostly), Aubergines also serve as a great substitute for garden eggs.



  • 6-8 large garden eggs (any variety/shape will do)
  • 2 tablespoons Groundnut oil or Palm oil
  • 1/2 of a medium onion (Thinly Sliced)
  • 2 large tatashe (Bell pepper), 2 hot peppers (Rodo)  and 1 medium onion – (Rough Blended)
  • Flaked Fish ( I used Mackerel- Boiled and De-boned )
  • 1 Tablespoon blended crayfish
  • Maggi & Salt – To Taste


  • Boil the garden eggs for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Peel the garden eggs skin by gently pulling on the thin white coating (cut and remove the seeds in the center if you prefer).  Roughly chop up the peeled garden eggs or lightly crush them.Peeling Nigerian Garden Egg
  • Set a pot on medium heat, add in the oil. Wait 2 minutes then add in the onions. fry the onions until translucent



  • Add in all the other ingredients except the fish. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer the sauce for 10 minutes



  • Add the crushed garden eggs and fish into the sauce, combine. Taste and adjust for seasoning. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes.



Serve with boiled yam. Enjoy!!