Easy Eggcentricities

by in Recipes, June 24th, 2011


You’ve likely had them scrambled, over easy, poached, fried and sunny side up. But have you ever had Eggs in Purgatory? How about mixed with spaghetti or cooked inside a bell pepper? Check out our straightforward and creative egg recipes below and embrace the endless possibilities that lie within these thin white shells.

Food Network Magazine’s deceptively simple recipe for Eggs in Purgatory (pictured above) takes just minutes to cook and only requires three ingredients: pasta sauce (store bought is a-ok!), Parmesan cheese and eggs. To make this indulgent breakfast a substantial lunch option, slide the saucy eggs onto thick-cut toasted ciabatta bread and top with more grated Parmesan.

Celebrate everything you love about omelets without the hassle of flipping them by making Food.com’s recipe for Eggs in Bell Peppers. Just pour whisked eggs into boiled peppers, top with vegetables and bake until the peppers are softened and the eggs are firm.

Giada’s Grilled Tuscan Steak With Fried Egg and Goat Cheese from Cooking Channel is a stepped-up Italian version of classic steak and eggs. One bite of this impressive dish and you’ll notice how the runny yolk seeps into the grilled beef and combines with softened goat cheese for an otherworldly combination of smooth, chewy and meaty textures.

While you won’t be able to see the eggs inside Food 2’s Bacon and Pea Spaghetti Carbonara dish, this pasta owes its silky smooth sauce to our yoke-and-white friends. Mixed with Parmesan and cream, whisked eggs melt from the heat of the pasta and form a luxurious, thick coating over each and every noodle. Made with hearty bacon and peas, this dish is a complete meal in a bowl.

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Comments (9)

  1. kenneth kee says:

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  2. Kelly says:

    A friend of mine who grew up in an large Italian family said his mom would drop hard boiled eggs in her sauce when they couldn't afford meat. It's delicious! The whites suck up the tomato flavor and when you cut into them the yolk makes the sauce creamy.

  3. Erin says:

    We make Eggs in Purgatory with Hoosier Momma Spicy Bloody Mary Maker (www.hoosiermomma.com) and serve them with fresh fried tortilla strips and chorizo. Sort of a combo between a traditional EIP and Chilaquiles. Delicious, filling, and a great way to use an open jar of Bloody Mary Maker.

  4. Bobby says:

    The eggs mixed with other ingredients looks good and delicious. With all the great food food networks suggest and provide it is wonderful all the people can prepare it or make at home. Next time I will jot down couple good recipes to make it at home.

  5. @Travrsn says:

    I make the Eggs in Purgatory , but sometimes I use left over home made chilli. I makes for one hell of a hangover cure!

  6. Cindy W says:

    Hi,
    The Eggs in Purgatory dish you describe above is VERY similar to a common Moroccan breakfast dish called "Shakshuka". Shakshuka can be found in most breakfast style cafes in Morocco and is made by sauteeing crushed garlic, chopped chili pepper, and olive oil. Then you add tomato paste and canned tomato sauce (a chunky one works best) and a healthy dose of paprika. Once this mix comes to a simmer, crack as many eggs as you can onto the surface of the tomato sauce, and cover with a lid and bring the fire down to a slower simmer. You can cook the eggs as long or as short as you want.

    It is usually served with half a loaf of good fresh bread to soak up all the sauce.

  7. Baris form Alacati says:

    Most known Turkish breakfast dish is Menemen in which eggs cooked in sauted fresh tomato chunks and green peppers.Very delicous.

  8. Suzanne says:

    Eggs in Purgatory sound delicious. GO MARIA!

  9. @kjbead says:

    This sounds yummy–especially the Moroccan breakfast dish. Definitely plan to try this…tomorrow morning!

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