May is National Egg Month and June 3rd is National Egg Day (yes, there is a month/day for practically everything now) and who doesn't love eggs? They are a very good source of inexpensive, high-quality protein, they contain vitamin B2, and are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. But most importantly, they are a great dish to eat with family.
To celebrate National Egg Month/Day, here is a list of our top 5 African egg dishes (in no particular order). Gather your children and make a new dish together. Enjoy!
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1) Ghanaian Garden Egg Stew
So our first egg recipe isn't quite made of eggs, but it has the word egg in it and uses an ingredient that kind of looks like an egg... so that counts right? Garden eggs are a type of eggplant that is used in several countries in Africa. It is a small, white fruit with a teardrop or roundish shape and you can learn more about it and how to make this delicious recipe by click the link below.
2) Nigerian Egg Stew
Plantains, yams and eggs... you can't go wrong with this dish. It is so yummy! If you don't have yams you can always use potatoes or sweet potatoes. Enjoy!
3) Cameroonian Spaghetti Egg Omelet
Got some left over spaghetti at home? Well why not turn it into an omelet! I bet you never thought of omelets when thinking about how to eat your spaghetti. Now is your perfect opportunity to try something new.
4) Ethiopian Wild Side Eggs
This is a delicious Ethiopian style egg dish served over a spiced mixture of beans (pigeon peas, black-eyed peas or chickpeas) with a side of yogurt and cucumber. Yum!
5) The Ugandan Rolex
Uganda’s “Rolex” is breakfast luxury that can be purchased on any street corner. Whipped egg is the gold setting. Precious studs of tomato and purple onion glitter across the surface like garnet and amethyst, while fine strands of cabbage sparkle like peridot. The completed jewel is nestled safely in a soft chapati wrap. Ridiculous? Maybe. But shouldn’t every day food be as precious as a “real” Rolex?
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