Egg Stew

So I am having a not so good day. Firstly, my child minder resumed late, which means I was going to get later than planned to the restaurant. Minder arrived, I quickly grabbed my bag and made a dash for the car and guess what? today of all days my car wouldn’t start! this has never happened in more than 2 years I have had this particular car. I got out of the car towards the off licence near me while walking and checking my bag to see if I’ve got oyster anywhere in there (fortunately I had) topped up my oyster, hopped on the bus and got to the restaurant. My restaurant is just six minutes drive to my house, I ended up spending about an hour getting to the restaurant. I had a quick drink of red bull (I just had to…lol) and began chef duties for the day. Just when I thought things couldn’t get worse guess what happened? Ewa agonyin sauce turned into burnt offering. Remember  in my Ewa agonyin sauce recipe I made a warning about there being a thin line between nicely done Ewa agonyin sauce and burnt offering? oh well, I crossed that line today. Anyway, that is how my day is going but as promised on my instagram page HERE, here I am typing the recipe for egg stew.

I remember growing up my mum would prepare this quick, delicious egg stew which we normally had with boiled yam or Agege bread with tea (I hated tea as a kid..i still don’t like it much now but I do take it) on Saturday or Sunday mornings. A simple yet fulfilling breakfast that fuels one for the day ahead. Egg stew is popular in most Nigerian homes and I am yet to find any Nigerian who grew up in Nigeria in my generation that doesn’t know this dish. Let’s get cooking guys…

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

2 Tomatoes

1 Onion

4 eggs

1 stock cube

Salt

Sunflower oil

DIRECTIONS

1) Peel, rinse and chop the onions then rinse and chop the tomatoes.

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2) Season with half of the stock cube and salt. Mix in the seasoning.

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3) In a frying pan, pour sunflower oil and heat. When oil is hot, reduce heat and pour in the chopped tomatoes and onions. Fry for about 3 minutes

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I like the onions soft and translucent rather than crispy like some prefer (my hubs actually makes the onion crispy when he cooks it)

5) Break the eggs in a bowl, add remaining half of the stock cube, salt to taste and whisk

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6) Add the egg to the tomatoes and onions mixture

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7) When it starts to curdle, turn with spoon to get the scrambled look and let the egg fry for 1-2 minutes.

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That’s egg stew done. Serve and enjoy with yam, agege bread, plantain or any meal of your choice.

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Below is Agege bread and egg stew for breakfast. For my agege bread recipe, click HERE

Egg stew

Enjoy.

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Note: You can also add green pepper, scotch bonnet to the recipe

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3 thoughts on “Egg Stew

  1. Ah sorry sis.Had my own experience of the burnt offering last Sunday . I used your ewa agonyin recipe.it was going well I was feeling fly until bros called and I left the kitchen to pick call and do love.The end.Had to dispose the sauce and turn the beans to porridge beans abi wetin dem dey call that one .
    Well done, the lord is your strength. Hugs

    1. Thanks Kemi..lol at ‘go and pick call and do love’..A little distraction is all it takes. I had to chuck the ‘burnt offering’ in the bin. I made another batch immediately though

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