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Eggs in Purgatory

Eggs in Purgatory which is a strange way of saying eggs poached in tomato sauce. This a perfect dish to start your day, it is filling but doesn't put a big dent in your daily calorie intake. Eggs are a very good source of high quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white along with vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat and cholesterol than the yolk.

In this episode of Sam Tan’s Kitchen, Sam demonstrates how to make the Southern Italian dish “Eggs in Purgatory” using only garlic, tomato paste, basil leaves, olive oil, eggs and cheese. This simple recipe takes only 8-10 minutes and is very inexpensive. It’s great for breakfast but if you throw a nice piece of bread on the side for dipping it can be eaten anytime! 

 

 

Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • 2-3 fresh basil leaves (torn)
  • ½ of a 14 oz. can of tomato puree
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 strips of lean bacon
  • 1 clove garlic (smashed)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 handful of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
Method
Heat a bit of olive oil in a deep pan. Throw in garlic and basil leaves (Add crushed red pepper flakes if you choose to use), tossing over medium heat briefly until fragrant. Cut up your bacon strips into bits with poultry shears and add to pan. Pour in tomato puree until the base of the pan is covered. Bring to a simmer. Season the tomatoes well with salt, then gently break in eggs. Sprinkle with dried herbs, freshly ground black pepper and grated Parmesan. Cover and simmer over low heat for about 8-10 minutes until egg whites are firm but yolk is still runny. Serve with buttered toast or crusty bread. Serves 2-3
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Duration: 05:07.

Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves 2
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories
277
13.85% Complete
14%
Fat
19g
29.2307692308% Complete
29%
Cholesterol
390mg
130.0% Complete
130%
Sodium
520mg
22.6086956522% Complete
23%
Carbohydrates
7g
5.42635658915% Complete
5%
Fiber
1g
4.0% Complete
4%
Sugar
4g
8.0% Complete
8%
Protein
19g
37.2549019608% Complete
37%
*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Lower Sugar
Lower Sugar
Lower Carbohydrate
Lower Carbohydrate
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