|Funke Koleosho's Yam & Prawns, Mixed Peppers Omelette|
Culled from Funke Koleosho's Cook!Nigerian App
Boiled yam is one of the most preferred breakfast options for many Nigerians. This can be served with a variety of other dishes, most popular of which are eggs; scrambled, omelettes, Nigerian style stewed eggs etc... Read more about yams here.
Today's post is a really quick one and is taken from my Cook! Nigerian App (available on iTunes for instant download). Serve this for breakfast or in the evening as a light meal. Its delicious and filling. Yam is rich in complex carbohydrates for slow and steady release of energy. Try it.
What you need
- A few slices of puna yam
- Some raw king prawns, de-vein and wash. Cut into small pieces
- 6 medium eggs
- Handful chopped onions
- handful of chopped red peppers
- Handful of chopped green peppers
- 1 teaspoon of tomato paste (alternatively you can use some pre-cooked red pepper base sauce - see recipe here)
- Quarter of a cup of fresh milk or water
- Sugar (optional)
- Pinch of stock powder
What to do
- Peel the yam and wash in fresh water. Then boil in some salted water. A small quantity of sugar can also be added to boil the yam, this is however optional. Boil for about 10 minutes. Use a fork to check if cooked through. When cooked drain any excess water and set aside. Keep warm in the oven or on very low heat.
- Simultaneously, whist the eggs in a bowl and add the milk. Mix the tomato paste with a small quantity of water to make it mixable with the eggs. Then add to the eggs and whisk all together. Also add a few pinches of stock powder and salt, to your taste. Whisk all together. Then add the chopped peppers and onions. Also add the prawns pieces. Mix well.
- Heat some oil in a large enough frying pan and pour the mixture. Fry eggs and flip over until cooked. To serve, carefully fold over the omelette and plate with the boiled yam.