Sunday, October 3, 2010

Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Breakfast for Dinner. I've done that before, usually pancakes, waffles, eggs, stuff the kids like! The other night I was home alone for dinner, doesn't happen often, but this time everyone had somewhere else to be. It was actually nice. I was starving and wanted something really easy. That would be breakfast for dinner. And this past week on cable, The Hallmark Channel, there was a new cooking show I caught, Mad Hungry with Lucinda Quinn. She's associated with Martha Stewart, whose recipes have always worked for me, so I sat down to watch and liked the show very much.  This time she was making poached eggs in tomato sauce. And they looked amazing! And they were easy. Just what I wanted. I will be making these again. Very soon. And I'm getting that book. Mad Hungry. It says "Feeding Men and Boys," but I think Miss Picky and I will like a lot of those recipes as well! Amazon is delivering the cookbook soon, I'm looking forward to it.



Instead of Parmesan, I topped mine with Parrano Cheese. Great stuff, if you can find it, try it! Not the prettiest looking dish, looks aren't everything, but this one sure tasted good. The sauce was sopped up with a piece of baguette! Looking forward to this one again.





Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce
Source: Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn, recipe online at Martha Stewart Living
adapted by There's Always Thyme to Cook
Printable Recipe

1 can (28 ounces) whole plum tomatoes (or you can forgo the oil, garlic and tomatoes and just use jarred sauce)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
4 large eggs
4 slices toasted country bread, for serving
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (I used Parrano, use any melting cheese you like!)

Transfer tomatoes and their juices to the jar of a blender. Blend until tomatoes are coarsely chopped; set aside.

1 can (28 ounces) whole plum tomatoes (or you can forgo the oil, garlic and tomatoes and just use jarred sauce)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
4 large eggs
4 slices toasted country bread, for serving
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (I used Parrano, use any melting cheese you like!)

Pour tomatoes and their juices to the jar of a blender. Blend until tomatoes are coarsely chopped; set aside. If using a jarred sauce, just heat the sauce in a skillet over medium-high heat until it begins to bubble.

In a small skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring, until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Add tomato sauce and bring to a boil; season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.

Gently crack eggs into tomato mixture, sprinkle a little salt and a little pepper on each egg, and let cook 5 minutes. Sprinkle as much cheese as you like on top of the eggs, cover and cook on lower heat a couple more minutes until the cheese has melted. Remove skillet from heat, uncover, and let stand about 2 minutes.

Transfer each egg to a piece of toast. Spoon over sauce, garnish with more grated cheese, and season with salt and pepper; serve immediately.


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33 comments:

  1. Because we have our own source of eggs (six lovely hens in the coop) we often have breakfast for dinner. I've discovered frittatas (from blogs) and make those or omelettes alongside a salad. I think that The Great Dane would love the eggs you've shown. He also likes any of the Indonesian dishes that feature an egg on top.

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  2. You did good just for yourself! I often have eggs for dinner, but usually just dump them on a piece of toast. You fussed! Good job!

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  3. My mouth is watering just reading the recipe! This sounds great, Carol. I still gotten around to looking for Parrano but I will!

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  4. I prefer this dish as a dinner rather than breakfast too. Your choice was excellent. We make something that resembles this, only we mix eggs and tomato sauce and we call it "strapatsada". Perhaps I will make one soon and post about it. You definitely aroused my appetite.

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  5. I like this, sounds like what's for dinner.

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  6. I am glad you said it was for dinner! I still haven't found Parrano cheese out here in the sticks!

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  7. Oh, yum! I do love breakfast and truly believe it should be lunch and dinner, too!

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  8. Sounds like an Italian Huevos Rancheros.

    Susan and Kathleen, Whole Foods has Parrano.

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  9. We have breakfast for dinner sometimes, my favorite are omelets. This recipes sounds great for dinner.

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  10. I have been seeing a lot of eggs recipes lately and we have been having more egg meals our-self. This sure does look delicious!

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  11. Oh that looks so delicious. We had breakfast for supper tonight, but nothing so wonderful as this.

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  12. Sounds perfect for dinner! I will agree that it looks rather hmmmm but as long as it taste great, that's all that counts. If I only ate what actually looked good I'd be hungry all the time!!

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  13. I have never heard of this combination before. Well, I love eggs, and I love tomatoes, so it sounds like a good idea.
    Karen

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  14. I love poached eggs. Never tried them in a tomatoe sauce, looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. My Italian mother-in-law made eggs like this frequently! She called them "Eggs in Purgatory" Mario Batali has a good receipe for them too! :)

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  16. This sounds & looks so good! Certainly will have a go at making this, particulary as I enjoy eggs, & tomatoes. Brilliant!

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  17. Can I have some please.looks delicious

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  18. oh my this looks delicious! Thanx for the recipe! Cathy

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  19. Yum. I love breakfast for dinner but can't get hubby to agree!! I will check out that book.

    Carol

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  20. I like what Pat is calling them- eggs in Purgatory! LOL Good Italians...
    This sounds pretty darn good and who can ever fault the good ol' sop! I'm still trying to find the parrano cheese, too.
    ~ Sue

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  21. I have never heard of eggs prepared that way.
    I use to fix breakfast for dinner on occasion, but since by cholesterol number went up, I rarely prepare eggs anymore.
    Enjoy your week.

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  22. Lucinda's show is very good. Great, easy recipes. I did see this recipe on her show last week but it kinda weirded me out. Did it taste good?

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  23. The poached eggs look scrumptious!

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  24. I saw this recipe in Sunset magazine, and I can't wait to try it! Thanks for reminding me.

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  25. Well, your delicious photos make me hungry.....

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  26. I love the idea of cheese in this. I do something similar but no cheese. Hey I didn't know that the Hallmark channel had cooking!!! Just goes to show I don't get control of the remote very often lol.

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  27. I am so happy that you dropped in to visit my blog as now I am here! Your post today was so informative-thanks. Thanks also for the links you provided. I haven't heard of this show so I will go and check it out.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  28. Oh. My. goodness. Wow, thanks for sharing at MM! :)

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  29. I"ve never done this but it looks like fun!! I so have to try this sometime! Thanks!

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  30. OMG I'm never vising you again. I'm trying to be sensible and now I'm STARVING for all these goodies. :-)

    Let me know if you put up your Wordless Wednesday.

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  31. I love breakfast for dinner all the time. And this dish is a little deviation from my usual pancakes and omelet.

    Looks so yummy!

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