Oto (Yams & Eggs)

Oto (Yams & Eggs)


  • 2 cups mashed yams, or mashed white potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons onions, grated
  • ¾ cup palm oil (vegetable oil may be substituted)
  • 1 ripe tomato, peeled and diced (optional)
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Boil the yams or potatoes, then mash smoothly with a fork (or prepare the instant mashed potatoes using directions on package, but using water instead of milk).
  2. Prepare the sauce in a separate saucepan by frying the onions with salt and pepper in palm oil.
  3. Add the tomatoes, if desired, and remove the saucepan from heat.
  4. Mash the solid egg yolks from 2 of the hard-boiled eggs, and stir into the sauce mixture.
  5. Stir sauce into mashed yams and mix well until the color is even.
  6. Empty the oto into a bowl and decorate with remaining whole hard-boiled eggs.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.


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