This Nigerian Breakfast is Everything!
In reality, one word that I can confidently use to describe most Nigerian breakfast is filling. You can call it one and done, in other words, it can carry you throughout the day. And, not only that it can satisfy you for that long but also it provides essential nutrition to your body. Personally, I think a very Nigerian breakfast of fried yam, plantain, and eggs is the best way to kick-start your day, every day.
I grew up eating this very breakfast. It used to be one of the stables on my family table then. By and large, it remains one of the favorite foods to make whenever I desire to eat like a king, for real. Usually, then my mother will likely make this every Saturday morning or at least most Saturdays when no one is in a rush to go out.
How to Make Nigerian breakfast of fried yam, plantain, and eggs.
Though this meal comprises of three different foods (yam, plantain, and eggs), they make a great combination. The steps to make them are quite straightforward. So therefore if I can make this dish, you can make it.
Here’s all you need:
Nigerian Yam Tuber: although some Nigerian yam tubers could appear like potatoes they are not potatoes. They planted annually and mainly grown all over the continent of Africa. It is important to realize that yam is an excellent source of energy, dietary fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Not sure where to get Nigerian yam tuber? Check out this post on finding Nigerian foods.
Plantain: in spite of plantains looking like bananas and often referred to as big bananas, they are typically different from regular bananas. However, they both belong to the Musaceae family. In fact, plantains are more abundant in vitamins A and C than bananas. They are also high energy giving foods and have a right amount of carbohydrates, some dietary fibers, and nutrients. There are tons of recipes for both ripe and unripe (green) plantain, for this dish I used ripe plantain.
Eggs: given that (almost) everyone on planet earth love eggs, do I need to enumerate on it? Eggs are an excellent source of high-quality protein. At only 75 calories per egg, you get tons of other vitamins and minerals such as iron, sodium, potassium, vitamin A, and good fat.
Despite what could seem like a long road to this very Nigerian breakfast, it is easy to put together as long as you have the three main ingredients (yam, plantain, and eggs). Above all have fun making it if possible some loved ones; it makes a great bonding time. Serve up a plate of this goodness to your family, and they will never forget you☺
In reality, this meal can be eaten at any time of the day: breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Please share the recipe with your friends and tell me whenever you make it.