Eggs in Purgatory Recipe
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Serves: 4
  • 4 - Large Eggs
  • 14.5oz - Diced Tomatoes (1 Can)
  • ¼ Tsp - Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 - Garlic Clove (Minced)
  • 1 TBSP - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 - Loaf of Crusty Bread
  • Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  1. Crack eggs into a small bowl. Make sure all shell pieces are removed. Set aside.
  2. Heat a medium-large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil, red pepper flakes and minced garlic.
  3. Allow to cook for 1 minute until flavors become fragrant.
  4. Gently add in entire can of diced tomatoes.
  5. Carefully slip in eggs making sure to separate them a little. Don't cover the yolk with the tomato or juices unless you want a more solid yolk.
  6. Grate some Parmesan cheese over the whites and tomato.
  7. Partially cover and allow to cook for 5 minutes. (The tomato should be consistently bubbling.)
  8. When whites have mostly set, remove from heat, and grate some more Parmesan cheese.
  9. Serve warm with toasted crusty bread.
Recipe by Exploring Food & Drink in D.C. at