Yam & Egg Bake

Funke Koleosho's Yam & Egg Bake

The recipe in today's post is inspired by a popular fast food chain in Nigeria...a menu item called Fiesta; made from eggs and potatoes. I love the fact that the dish can be served hot or cold, at breakfast, lunch or light dinner. It's excellent also for snacking. Its overall versatility is attractive for me and also, its a mixture of everything, carbs, protein, vegetables, essential fat... Its nutritionally complete...!

Many years ago I decided to experiment with the recipe, putting my spin on things. Then my Yam & Egg Bake recipe was born! It was a success and ever since, I have made the dish now and again especially when I am entertaining.

I have created a number of variations of my own creation adding everything from seafood and meat pieces. I have also added cheese with great success. One good thing about this recipe is that ican be varied as you wish increasing their individual components as you prefer.

So today I share one my very early recipes for this dish. The picture was taken a while back (and has been featured on my other sites and social media platforms (twitter & Facebook)....so perhaps you might have come across it before) but I just did not get round to writing the recipes...!

Yam & Egg Bake

Vary this recipe by swapping yam with ripe plantains. Or you can also add fish pieces, mushrooms etc as you wish. Check it out below:

What you need
  • Puna yam
  • Eggs
  • Tomatoes
  • Raw prawns (you may also use shop bought cooked shrimps or prawns)
  • Onions
  • Black pepper
  • Sea salt
  • Olive oil
  • Chilli powder (optional)
  • Fresh milk (optional)

What to do
  1. Start by peeling the yam and  and washing thoroughly to remove all traces of sand. Then cut into semi circle chunks. Boil the yam until soft in some salted water.
  2. Then crack the eggs into a large bowl. Chop the onions and tomatoes and add into the bowl of eggs. Add some freshly ground black pepper (and/or chilli powder). Add the shelled and cleaned prawns. Lastly add some fresh milk and a couple tablespoons of olive oil. The quantities for each individual ingredient will be as you prefer and in proportion of each other. Carefully whisk/mix all together. 
  3. Then slice a portion of the cooked yam thinly and place in the base of the oiled baking pan. Place as many layers as possible of the yam. Cut the remaining portion of the cooked yam into mouth bite size cubes and add to the egg mixture.
  4. Then pour the egg mixture over the yam slices in the pan. Place in a pre-heated oven to bake for about 20 minutes at 180 degrees. Cook for longer it needs be to ensure the egg cooked through. 
  5. Once cooked, serve hot and save some for later. This is also excellent as packed lunch.

Yam & Egg Bake



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