Uove in Purgatorio – Eggs in Purgatory

Eggs in purgatory is an endearing name for a simple dish of eggs with tomato sauce; Ithink you get the connotation.


  • 4 jumbo eggs
  • 8 large plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lightly toasted crusty bread


  1. Heat the olive oil in an oven-proof skillet, and simmer the chopped tomatoes for about 20 minutes over a gentle flame with the garlic, salt, and pepper.
  2. While the tomatoes are cooking, preheat your oven to 360 F. Using the back of a spoon, make 8 shallow depressions in the tomatoes, and carefully crack the eggs into them. Transfer the skillet to the oven, and cook just until the egg whites have set, about 3-5 minutes. The yolks should still be runny. Serve at once, with lightly toasted

This recipe was featured on Season 19 - Episode 1918.

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