How to Cook Garden Egg Sauce/Stew

How to Cook Garden Egg Sauce/Stew

How to Cook Garden Egg Sauce/Stew

by February 3, 2016 2 comments

Garden Egg Sauce may well be the best sauce for Boiled White Yam. It contains palm oil which boiled yam loves. It can also be prepared with vegetable oil but I do not recommend that. Keep reading for details.

How to Cook Garden Egg Sauce [Video]

Garden Egg Sauce is the perfect match for:

Boiled White Puna Yam (best combo)
Boiled Plantains
Boiled White Rice (when cooked with vegetable oil)
Boiled Potatoes (when cooked with vegetable oil)

Ingredients for Garden Egg Sauce

  • 8 big garden eggs
  • 1 cup palm oil
  • 1 onion
  • Habanero Pepper & Salt (to taste)
  • 1 small ogiri okpei (iru)
  • 2 small smoked mackerels

Important notes on the ingredients + alternatives

  1. Always buy baby garden eggs. These are garden eggs that are harvested as soon as they mature. If they over-mature or are even beginning to ripe, the seeds will be very tough and hard for the blender to grind. Even worse if you are using a mortar and pestle.
  2. I prefer the white or off-white variety of garden eggs for this recipe. You can also use the green variety.
  3. You can use eggplant or aubergine as alternative for garden eggs. In that case, use about 3 for the stated quantities of ingredients.
  4. Fry with palm oil if you will use the garden egg sauce for boiled white yam or boiled plantains. Fry with a tasteless and odourless vegetable oil if you will use it to eat boiled white rice or boiled potatoes. In my opinion, this sauce should only be prepared with palm oil because it is more delicious. Palm oil gives the sauce a unique delicious flavour.
  5. The palm oil adds colour to this sauce. This means that when you fry with vegetable oil, it does not look as appetizing.
  6. Ogiri okpei (iru) is a traditional seasoning made from locust beans. If you do not have it, use stock cubes. Also, when preparing this recipe with vegetable oil, use stock cubes.
  7. You should add enough palm oil to fry the garden egg puree. Palm oil is good for you! If you are in Nigeria use a milk cup to measure the palm oil.
  8. You can use boiled mackerel if you do not have smoked mackerel but smoked is the way to go.



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  1. Opara Mavisclara
    #1 Opara Mavisclara 3 February, 2016, 22:14

    I Always enjoy this meal when ever it’s being prepared by my neighbors

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    #2 14 September, 2016, 13:23

    You can sell your food here to Nigerians in

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