It seems only fitting that I post one of my favorite morning after succor recipes today. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, full of good food, family, friends, and a few adult beverages of your choice! This recipe is a great pick me up for days like today! The combination of eggs and a spicy tomato sauce will get you back on your feet in no time. Eggs in Purgatory is a popular and economical meal that’s a staple in Italian kitchens. It’s fast, simple, and with only a few ingredients, is a recipe that anyone can master!
Start by sautéing your bacon or pancetta in a large skillet. Add in the onions, red pepper, and garlic and cook until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Then add in a can of diced tomato, salt, and pepper, and season until sauce has reduced, 5 minutes. Test the tomato for seasoning and adjust as needed.
Break the eggs gently into the pan and cover with a lid until eggs have a slightly gelled yolk, about 3-4 minutes. If you like your eggs more firm, cook for longer. Make sure to leave enough space between the eggs so that they don’t run together.
When eggs are done sprinkle with fresh parsley. Remove from the pan with a spoon and serve with fresh bread. Spoon extra tomato sauce onto the plate to absorb into the bread.
- 3 Strips Bacon cubed
- Half Medium Onion, Chopped
- 1 Can Diced Tomato
- 4 Large Eggs
- 1 clove Garlic Minced
- 1 TB fresh chopped Parsley
- 1 TSP red pepper flakes
- Salt & Pepper
- Fresh Bread
- Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Render the bacon and set Aside.
- Saute the onion, garlic, and red pepper until golden, 5 minutes.
- Add in the tomato, salt and pepper, and simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce has reduced. Check seasoning and adjust as necessary.
- Crack the eggs into the sauce, cover the pan, and simmer until the egg yolks have gelled, about 4 minutes.
- Stir in the fresh parsley.
- To Serve, lift the eggs out of the sauce using a large spoon or spatula. Make sure to portion extra tomato sauce onto the plate to enjoy with fresh crusty bread.
I hope you enjoy!