Boiled Yam With Garden Egg, Shrimps, Eggs And Smoked Fish | Lagos Groceries

This is a very tasty experimental dish. It can be eaten as breakfast, lunch or dinner. Makes: 4 servings


  • 1 tuber Yam
  • 6 pieces Garden egg (igba)
  • 6 or more Chicken eggs
  • 2 or 3 Fresh tomato
  • 1 large Onion
  • 3 small red chilli peppers
  • 1 ½ cooking spoon Vegetable oil
  • 20g Shrimps
  • 1 piece of Smoked Fish
  • 1 can of Sardine or Corn beef (optional)
  • Optional seasoning (thyme, Maggi, curry)


Step 1: Slice yam into round pieces, remove back with a knife, and then place in a pot of water. Add a bit of sugar and salt, put garden egg in a black thick paper bag then boil either separately or with the yam.

Step 2: If the garden egg is boiled or soft, pound or marsh with a small mortar.

Step 3: Add 1 ½ cooking spoons of vegetable oil into a deep frying pan, slice in a few onions, some tomatoes and the red chilli peppers then cook for 1 min.

Step 4: Add the sardine/corn beef, smoked fish, shrimps and the garden eggs. Meanwhile, whisk some chicken eggs in a bowl with a little bit of thyme, curry and a cube of Maggi.

Step 5: Continue cooking by adding very few slices of scent leaves, the egg mix and some seasoning then fry and stir all together for 3-4 minutes.

Step 6: Cook yam to tender, test with a fork and serve as pictured above.

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