Steamed Cassava Nest

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I am extremely excited for the cassava main course recipe; it’s extremely delicious and surprisingly filling. The inspiration for this came from moi moi but the meal is definitely in a class of it’s own. This can be served as brunch, lunch or supper. Take the liberty to incorporate your protein of choice into the recipe; however, I would advice that you do try it with corned beef.


  • 2 pounds cassava (sweet cassava, not the type used for making garri ) (Yucca) – Substitute African Yam
  • 5 Eggs (3 raw, 2 hardboiled-Chopped)
  • 1.5 tablespoons Palm oil
  • 1.5 tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • Salt- to taste
  • 1 Seasoning Cube – Knorr
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper Flakes (Substitute Chopped fresh pepper)
  • Handful Chopped Onion
  • 4-6 Prawns – Cleaned and Chopped
  • 4-5 tablespoons Corned beef

Other – Hand held grater or food processor, ramekins or other steaming bowl (greased)


  • Using a sharp knife, peel off the cassava skin. Cut the cassava in half lengthwise, and remove the fibrous vein running through the center.
  • Finely grate the cassava

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  • Heat up the Coconut and palm oil. Add in the salt, seasoning cube and pepper. Combine. Set aside
  • Crack the fresh eggs into the grated cassava. Add the oil mix. Combine. Gently fold in the left over ingredients

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  • Portion the mix into greased steaming bowls. Steam on medium heat for 1 hour.

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Serve warm.


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By |July 19th, 2014|11 Comments


  1. favor023 October 21, 2015 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Can potato be used in this recipe? where can you buy cassava in America, like you would in Nigeria? I am not certain that i have seen it in Nigerian stores? Is it commonly found there?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie October 27, 2015 at 10:32 pm - Reply

      potato should work. Where do you live? in canada, cassava (Yucca) is sold everywhere – superstore, walmart supercenter as well as asian grocery stores.

  2. louisa June 23, 2015 at 7:44 am - Reply

    What do we call parsley and pine nuts in nigeria. D dis will help me identify and buy dem. Thanks

  3. afy December 3, 2014 at 6:20 am - Reply

    Pls 9jafoodie can u kindly help me again with dis recipe cos I want to use yam instead of cassava, waiting for ur reply. Keep up d gud work.

    • 9jafoodie December 3, 2014 at 6:40 am - Reply

      It’S the exact same procedure as indicated above, just substitute yam with cassava.

  4. Cannime August 8, 2014 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    oh just seeing this… hungry,, tired of rice and thought i should come look for something to eat…lol… This is very innovative… When I visit I shall taste it.. lol. Good job sis

  5. Allan July 31, 2014 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    I am an expat living in Lagos, I love your blog, you are passionate about great food, I have tried the sweet potato fritter and it is great, i am sure it will become a regular addition to my diet. Keep up the fantastic blog

  6. Jenny Olatunji July 19, 2014 at 11:48 am - Reply

    WOOOOOOW, the photography on this blog is phenomenal! Keep up the fantastic work… You are super talented ! The food looks delish also

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