2 Creative Ways To Include Egg In Your Diet- Yamarita & French Toast

The egg is one of Mother Nature’s numerous gifts to us. An egg can either be included into our cuisine to reap from its great taste and nutritive content or could be incubated, developing into a chick.
I sometimes do get bored with the regular scrambled eggs or omelette and have fun with French toast or yamarita. Easy to prepare, tasty and Yes! Nutritious.
 Yamarita is simply a dish of parboiled yams dipped in eggs and fried. Fried yam with a twist.
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Materials needed
  • Yam sliced in rectangular shapes
  • Egg
  • Plain Flour
  • Cooking Oil (enough quantity to deep fry the yam)
  • 1 Teaspoon Cayenne/Atagungun
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Curry Powder and other seasonings of your choice
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder (Optional)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Wash sliced yam pieces thoroughly, place in a small pot. Add water to cover the yam.
  •  Add salt and boil on medium heat for 10 minutes.
  • After parboiling it, drain the water afterwards and leave to cool.
  • On a flat plate, combine the flour, pepper, bouillon cube, curry powder and other spices and set aside.
  • Break the egg into a flat plate, add salt to taste and set aside, you can also add a bit of seasoning.
  • Dip each yam into the egg mixture slightly to allow flour stick properly to the yam.
  • When that’s done, place each yam into the flour mixture, coat the yam chunks with the flour mixture ensuring each yam is well covered.
  • Set the coated yam aside on a flat plate. Then dip each yam piece into the egg mixture properly to ensure the egg mixture covers the yam as much as possible.
  • Place oil in a pan and set it on low-medium heat, to heat up. Dip each flour and egg coated yam into the oil and fry on all sides till slightly brown.
  • Strain in a sieve and serve as Yamarita is ready to eat.
Yamarita can be eaten plain with tea or with any stew or sauce.
Easy right. Let’s see how we can make French toast.
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Materials Needed
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Thick slices of 2 day old bread
  • Butter or vegetable oil
  • Maple syrup
  • Salt and Pepper (optional)
Procedure
  • Whisk eggs properly in a bowl together with milk. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. When well blended, pour into a wide shallow plate.
  • Melt some butter in the frying pan or use a little amount of vegetable oil. Allow to heat up a bit over medium high heat.
  • Soak a slice of bread into egg mix Shake off the excess, and place the bread slices onto the hot pan.
  • Toast the bread till brown on both sides.
French toast can be served with butter, omelette, maple syrup etc.
There you have it as simple as reciting the alphabets. I do hope you get to try this out this weekend.

Constance Onyeji - Jarret

Constance is a free spirit who roams the world with a paint brush and colors. She loves to read, is purpose driven and passionate about girl-child empowerment and Children with development disorders and is currently developing projects to help this cause. She enjoys a mind stimulating conversation and is always ready to eat fried yam and egg sauce.

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