This week, I have decided to visit one of my Nigerian breakfast delights, simply because the last few weeks saw an intense ‘I made a more colourful Yamzza’ than you on instagram. Yamzza, coined from yam+pizza, is a new addition to the yam cooking repertoire of our great food recipes in Nigeria, sometimes I get tired of eating the same thing in the same way, therefore this is a refreshing option for me. You see, yam is a very popular Nigerian staple, we eat it in various forms; pounded yam, ikokore (grated yam with dried fish), roasted yam, fried yam, yam pottage, boiled yam, ofe nsala (diced into pepper soup), yamarita.

Ronke Edoho created this new recipe and wow did it get all her followers salivating and rushing to spin off their own.

So if you like to try new things like I do, whip up your cooking tools and let’s get to work!

Feel free to email [email protected] on what you think or share your creative cooking food ideas.

Ingredients: 1/2 Medium Yam Tuber (700g) – Peeled, washed and grated.

1/4 cup Vegetable oil

7 Large eggs

Salt, pepper and other seasonings to taste

Handful chopped onion

1/2 Cup chopped Mushrooms

2-3 Cooked Sausage – Sliced

1/4 – 1/2 cup Shredded Cheese (optional)

Handful chopped tomato and green onions – to garnish

Cooking Time: 70 minutes.

Cooking Method: Preheat oven to 350F. Using a hand held grater or food processor. Grate the raw #Yamzza-3yam into strips.

Squeeze out as much moisture as possible from the yams and season with some salt and pepper.

Place a large non stick pan on and heat the vegetable oil using medium gas mark.

Add in the seasoned yam, spread out and flatten with a spoon. Cook until a crust forms underneath (3-5 minutes).#Yamzza-4

In a large bowl, whisk eggs,onion, mushroom, seasoning and half of the shredded cheese.

Pour egg mixture over yam in the non stick pan to coat evenly. Top with sausage and leftover cheese.

Cover loosely with aluminum foil and place in heated oven for 25-30 minutes.#Yamzza-5

Check if it is cooked through by inserting a toothpick all the way down, if it comes out clean, then it is ready.

Remove from oven, garnish with tomatoes and green onions. To serve use a knife to slice yamzza in to pizza slices.



Recipe by: Ronke Edoho;

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