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Eggs in Purgatory

Eggs in Purgatory. What does that even MEAN?? I know, right? I can’t figure out why such a delish dish should be called anything but “Eggs in Heaven”. The name really is bothering me … Not enough that I refrain from eating said egg, but, you know, it bothers me…. some.

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Eggs in Purgatory

So this egg. The one in Purgatory. I am figuring that it did something bad and before it is allowed “in” it has to redeem itself through the boiling hot lava-like lake of tomato sauce? Am I close?

I don’t know. All I can say is keep on doing what you are doing little egg! Cause, however naughty you were – you are making up for it in Purgatory RIGHT NOW! And HEY! You! The one reading this. Here is something important. I KNOW you want to help hungry kids AND WIN a $25 Visa Gift Card! Right! Life is short! Life is hectic! Take a minute and enjoy a little naughty egg and some AWESOME tomato sauce!

I have to tell you how this redemption dish came to appear on Loaves and Dishes. I saw a picture. Yeah – on Pintrest. Isn’t that where we ALL go to look at stuff we will probably never make? Yep. Except, here is the problem. I saw a picture and I skimmed right on over it and then my mind does this tricky thing. Replays of that picture won’t leave me alone – it is like a loose tooth when you are 6 years old. Your tongue just menaces the tooth until you FINALLY have to do something about it.

My proverbial loose tooth in this case was a picture I saw of some poached eggs floating around in a red sauce inside of a frying pan. I was in a hurry when it appeared to me – like a vision on my smartish phone. I didn’t Pin it. I didn’t save it. I didn’t do anything. When I went back, I couldn’t find it again. ACCCKKK!

PANIC!!!!

What is the dish called? What are the ingredients? I don’t know!!!

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Eggs in Purgatory

That is when I said Hello to my dear friend, Google. What I found in searching was several dishes from ALL OVER THE GLOBE! – the Middle East, South America and Italy – all with the same basic ingredients and slightly different spices. The basics: A tomato sauce, herbs and naughty little eggs floating in a lovely tomato sauce. Here is what I am thinking. If several spots on the EARTH think it is good – it must be WICKEDLY so! Right? Right! The whole world can’t be wrong!

Instead of following any known recipes, I decided to simply make up my own – why not? I mean, really, I have the basics right here! I have several bottles of Bertolli’s Sauce, I own chickens who bless me with eggs every single day! I even have a freezer full of local farm raised sausage. (Not one recipe I reviewed called for sausage, but it is what I thought would be good!). Because my on hand ingredients have lead me to an Italian style dish, I am going with the Italian Name – Eggs in Purgatory. Besides, it reminds me of college Literature class. Dante can be a lot of fun with the right people.

With that – I’ll just say – allow yourself about 20 minutes and try out this SCRUMPTIOUS dish! And one more thing – the taste of mushrooms and eggs together is shear heaven. Try out the Bertolli’s Porcini Mushrooms and white truffle oil Riserva Sauce. HEAVEN! Slow down and smell the roses- enjoy cooking this simple dish and kick up your heels!

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Eggs in Purgatory

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Eggs in Purgatory

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Eggs in Purgatory

A delicious red dish that soothes the ravage soul. 
5 from 3 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggs in purgatory, eggs diablo
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb HOT breakfast sausage
  • 1 shallot – small chop
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 1 24 Oz Jar Bertolli Riserva Porcini Mushrooms & White Truffle Oil Sauce
  • ¼ tsp Crushed Cayenne Pepper
  • 5-6 large eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Mozarella
  • 1/4 Cup grated Parmesan

Instructions

  • In a heavy oven proof skillet (cast iron is NOT the best option – the sauce will take some of the seasoning off of the pan) over medium heat on the stove top, crumble the sausage and add the shallot. Cook until the meat is browned and the shallot is soft. Add the garlic a minute before the sausage is done browning.
  • Add the sauce and the crushed cayenne pepper and mix well. Continue to heat over medium heat until sauce begins to simmer. Stir the sauce well again.
  • Preheat the broiler on your oven. Crack the eggs, one at a time into a bowl to ensure that no egg shell is in the egg. Using a large spoon, make a divet in the sauce and pour the egg gently into the divet. It is important to keep the sauce simmering well. Do this repeatedly until all of the eggs have been added to the sauce. Allow the sauce to simmer, cooking the eggs. This takes about 7 minutes. Sprinkle the cheeses over the top of the dish - avoiding the tops of the eggs.
  • Place the skillet in the broiler for about 2 minutes to cook the tops of the eggs when it appears that the rest of the egg is poached well.
  • Serve with crusty bread or over grits. You may garnish with parsley if you please.

Notes

If you have never baked an egg, it takes slightly longer than you think.  Check it by jostling around with a fork. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Eggs in Purgatory
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Moxie

Friday 2nd of February 2018

Doesn't look like purgatory to me!

Meledie

Thursday 26th of October 2017

Omigosh! This sounds so good as well as unique. Do you think it would it be a problem if a different blend of sauce is used? I have all the ingredients, but the Bertrolli sauce I have is not the one suggested in the recipe. I just don't want to drive the 12 (yes, that's twelve) miles one way to the nearest grocery store and really want to make this for dinner tonight. I live deeply embedded in the lush and dense forest of the Cascade foothills in western Washington state (there's a reason it's named the Evergreen state...green 365 days/year!). Bù)eing well-stocked is the way I chose to live rather than making frequent trips to the store. However, unique blends in sauces are usually created with a base, which I'll typically have on hand. Sounds like I need to expand my base! 😉 Thanks for posting this!!!

Wendi Spraker

Friday 27th of October 2017

Hi Meledie! I hope you went ahead and used the sauce you had on hand. I wish I could have answered last night! I wasn't home and the app I use for this on my phone didn't work! Yay you for living way on out there. I do too! It certainly takes some "making due", doesn't it? Thanks for visiting! :)

Katherine

Tuesday 20th of October 2015

I had to use your share button to tweet and share this. The tweet button in rafflecopter said to many characters and would not send. I took the tweet because I did share itbut I just wanted you to know. I wasn't trying cheat or anything.

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 20th of October 2015

Katherine. Thank you so much for letting me know. I will see about how to fix that!

Dana Rodriguez

Monday 19th of October 2015

That looks delicious!

Wendi Spraker

Monday 19th of October 2015

Dana! Thank you SO MUCH! I think so too - and I wish you could come over here and we could have some! They are terrific! Try some at home! They are easy to do!

The Surprised Gourmet

Friday 16th of October 2015

I like your Eggs in Purgatory. They look delicious and I especially like that you created your own recipe. It's a nice thing Bertolli® is doing and you for helping spread the word.

Wendi Spraker

Friday 16th of October 2015

Thank you so much!! It's more fun creating your own recipe - if a little daunting. Lets don't talk about all of the recipe FAILS I've had though. Lol.

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