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How To Make Microwave Baked Eggs

Ever since I discovered this method of cooking eggs (thanks dad 😉 ), it has been my go to method on the lazy days when I just want to get into the kitchen and get out without spending forever in there. I really like this method because I can skip on the oil and I have less dishes to wash and worry about when I am done. Today’s microwave baked eggs, I will be adding corned beef to make things a little interesting.

Ingredients: ~ Corned beef ~ 2 Eggs ~ Salt ~ Dried Pepper (optional)


~ Break the eggs into a microwave safe bowl

~ Open up the corned beef tin, take out as much beef you would like. Using a knife or fork, break it up into smaller chunks and add to the eggs. (Remember to store the left over corned beef in a bowl in the fridge. DO NOT store it in the tin)

~ Add salt and pepper to taste and whisk everything together.


20130529-141241.jpg~ Place bowl in the microwave for 1 min. After this 1st minute you will notice the egg is not fully cooked so you flip it over and bake for another 1 min & 30secs. Note, depending on the intensity of your microwave, you may need less or more time.

20130529-142206.jpg~ Your nicely baked microwave eggs are ready to devour. Serve with any of your usuals like bread, fried plantain etc.


Announcement: New Category! ☺

Hey everyone! Hope the new year has brought lots of good things your way but if it hasn’t don’t worry, relax & cook something African!

Today, I like to introduce a new section/category on the blog called Kitchen Bloopers. Here, I will be posting my epic kitchen fails as well as humorous cooking fails from around the web. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do and I look forward to hearing about yours too.

African Foodie 😉

Yam Porridge

• 1 Tuber of yam (mid size)                                          • 2 Onions
• 3-4 fresh tomatoes                                                   • 2 fresh pepper
• Salt                                                                           • Maggi, Curry, *Thyme(optional)
• *Smoked Tilapia Fish  or Fish fillets (optional)           • Blended Crayfish
• *Ginger & Garlic (Optional)                                        • Palm Oil
• Water


• Cut and peel yams: Place the yam tuber on a flat and comfortable surface. Using a sharp knife, cut the yam vertically across to form individual circles. Cut the yam about 2-3 inches thick and peel the back of the yam using the knife. Wash peeled yams and cut each individual circles into 4 pieces.

Yam in a market

Yam in a market (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

• Place yams into clean, dry pot & add water to the level of the yam. Allow to boil till the yam is semi hard.

• Add diced onions, blended tomatoes, 1 onion & pepper


Blended tomatoes, pepper and onions

• Stir and add fish fillets  or smoked tilapia fish, blended ginger, garlic, curry & thyme and stir

• Add salt and maggi to taste.
• Add blended crayfish & stir.
• Cook for 7mins
• Add 1 – 1.5 cooking spoons of palm oil

• Stir and cook till yam is soft. To have more porridge, mash some of the yam and stir.
• Yam porridge is ready