If you are tired of egg sauce, stew or even
green sauce for your yam or boiled plantain.
Change is here and I think you should try this. Its called
GARDEN EGG SAUCE. My people (Abiriba in Abia State) call it (Ife
Ndori which is prepared with “uboghunu” lol if I got
that right, but in the absence of that, garden egg is used)
Garden eggs (white or green)
Pepper & Salt (to taste)
smoked mackerels or you can use Sardines (that’s what I use most often)
#1. Rinse the garden eggs very well and
remove the stalk.
#2. Boil some water in a pot.
Add the garden eggs and continue to cook till
they are soft. (you can still add it to the yam while it boils to save time)
#3. Blend your garden egg. You can either do
that with a blender or with a mortar and pestle.
#4. Cut the onion into small pieces.
#5. Pound the pepper or anyone you are using
but red pepper is just cool.
#6. Prepare the smoked fish if you have and
separate them into small pieces.
#Pour the palm oil into a clean dry pot and
heat it up. Do not bleach it, you only need to
heat till a piece of onion sizzles when added to
the hot oil.
#When the oil is hot enough, add the onions
and fry for about 2 minutes.
#Add the garden egg puree and stir for a bit.
#Cover the pot and cook-fry for some time and
#Repeat till the small amount of
water in the puree dried up.
#Add the pepper then add salt to your taste.
#Add the smoked fish/sardine, stir, and leave
to simmer and it’s done!
Use the Garden Egg Sauce to eat Boiled White
Yam (best combo), Boiled Plantains and Agidi/
Eko. If you fried the sauce with vegetable oil,
use for Boiled White Rice and Boiled Potatoes.