Eggs in Purgatory makes a simple, yet spicy dish for breakfast, brunch, or even a cozy supper. Ready and on the table in less than 30 minutes!
If you are looking for a quick, easy and super cozy meal, this easy eggs in purgatory may be just for you. A one skillet meal that is simply a dish of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce, yet it is so much more! It works perfectly for breakfast, a lazy weekend brunch, or as one of my very favorite easy recipes for breakfast for supper.
Eggs in purgatory are made with various additions and spices. For this recipe, I like to keep it as simple as possible. To make it you’ll need a medium (10-inch) skillet, a few ingredients you most likely already have in your refrigerator and pantry, and less than 30 minutes.
My recipe includes using 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes to add spice and heat to the tomato sauce. If you like less heat, I’d recommend you start by adding a pinch of red pepper flakes and then adjust to your taste. Likewise, if you like it even more spicy, give the sauce a taste before adding your eggs to the skillet and add more as needed.
Here’s my Eggs in Purgatory Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ medium onion, chopped
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 4 large eggs
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- Drizzle olive oil into a skillet set over medium heat. Once the olive oil begins to shimmer, add in the onions and cook until tender, about 3 minutes.
- Stir in the tomato sauce, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with half of the parsley and allow the tomato sauce mixture to thicken, about 5 minutes.
- Break an egg into a small bowl and using a large spoon, make an indention in the tomato sauce mixture. Repeat with the remaining eggs.
- Top with the grated cheese, salt and pepper. Cover the skillet and cook until the whites of the eggs are set and the egg yolks are cooked to the desired level of doneness. Remove cover from the skillet and remove the skillet from the heat. Sprinkle with remaining parsley and serve.