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.

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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! 

 

 

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 clove garlic (smashed)
  • 2-3 fresh basil leaves (torn)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ of a 14 oz. can of tomato puree
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 handful of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 strips of lean bacon
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

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves: 2
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Calories 27713%
Fat 19gr29%
Cholesterol 390mg130%
Sodium 520mg22%
Carbohydrates 7gr5%
Fiber 1gr4%
Sugar 4gr8%
Protein 19gr37%

*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 Carbohydrate
Lower
Carbohydrate
Lower Sugar
Lower Sugar