Eggs. Gone Tomato?

After seeing this recipe idea around the tv & internet “foodie” world for some time now, I was really excited to finally give it a try!

Healthy, economical and delicious… don’t mind if I do! 🙂

Eggs in Tomato Sauce

First up, the sauce.  Tomatoes, garlic and onion.  The trifecta  (?) of perfection in my eyes 😉

I’ve been using boxed tomatoes whenever possible these days after continuing to read articles on the increased relationship between canned tomatoes & BPA due to their acidity… but with all that’s out there who even knows what to believe these days sometimes?!

Anywho, this boxed version is much better than any type I’ve had in a can before – so now I think I’m mostly won over by taste.  Either way, win win situation me thinks 🙂

And plus, look at the ingredients.  Doesn’t get much simpler than that 😉

I gave the onion a fine chop and added to a hot pan with 1 tblsp olive oil. 

Let this saute until golden then add in the finely minced garlic for another minute or two.  At this point dump in your tomatoes and bring up to a boil.

Add in some herbs and spices of your choice too – I went with the classic dried oregano, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes (bam!)

Once it’s come to a boil, turn down the heat to a low simmer and cover.  Ya’ll all know that I’m a firm believer that dishes such as this really get better when left to “mingle” for a little while.

Plus once you cover it you can forget about it for a little while and get on with your life, chores, workouts, relaxation — whatever floats your boat!

After about an hour was up it was time to get crackin’ <—- pun intended 😉

Into the tomato sauce went four eggs, which I cracked ahead of time into a small bowl (one at a time) and laid into little indentations I made in the sauce pan.

Cover until cooked to your liking, these went about 5 minutes over medium heat.

To serve, toast up some delicious crusty sliced Italian bread in the oven…

Then layer the egg mixture on top, scooping out each egg individually for each slice of bread!

We topped with some shredded cheese & basil as well 🙂

Verdict? 

This was everything I hoped this dish would be!  So simple.  So flavorful.  So gooooooood.

Plus not to bad on the eyes either, what a gorgeous presentation this dish makes 🙂

So there you have it, for mere pennies dollars and a small commitment of time, this fancy egg dish is a great way to put a spin on your normal dinner routine!

Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Serves 2

  • 4 organic, cage free eggs
  • 1 box tomatoes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tblsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 slices crusty sliced bread

Saute chopped onion in olive oil for about 5 minutes over medium to med-high heat until golden.  Add chopped garlic for another minute or two before dumping in tomatoes.  Stir in seasonings and bring to a boil.  Reduce to a low simmer and cover, cooking as long as you like/have time for.

Crack each egg one at a time into a small bowl, adding to the tomato sauce mixture (make small indentations in the pan for this).  Cover and cook until eggs are done to your liking.

Toast up bread and serve egg/tomato mixture on top.  Serve w/ fresh basil and grated cheese if you like!

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8 responses to “Eggs. Gone Tomato?

  1. yum, I love eggs in purgatory! So delicious.

  2. Hmmm… this is a new one for me. I probably would love it as it is carby, tomato-y goodness. However, the man isn’t much of an egg man. Maybe if I disguise it in tomato, bread and cheese he’d be willing to give it a whirl!

  3. I’m absolutely in love with this idea! Apparnetly I live under a rock, because I’ve never seen it – but LOVE LOVE LOVE it! 🙂

  4. lowandbhold

    Yum! I’ve never seen this before but it sounds right up my alley!

  5. I am not a fan of tomato sauce but for some reason this sounds delicious to me!

  6. What a unique idea! I have never seen eggs in tomato sauce. It looks good! I love the presentation!

  7. I would never have thought to do this, but it sounds good!!

    PS – I was logged in under my work ID in the previous comment – do you mind deleting that? 😉

  8. What a cool recipe idea! I love egg night it’s so simple and cheap but adding them to the tomato sauce is something I never considered but I think I might have to try it!

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