Yam & Prawns, Mixed Peppers Omelette

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
  • Salt 
  • Sugar (optional)
  • Pinch of stock powder

What to do
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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