Eggs in Purgatory | Recipe | Friday Night Lent Dinner

Someone asked me to post some Friday Night Lent dinner recipes.  This is one that I ate growing up.  We called it Uove in Purgatorio which when translated means Eggs in Purgatory.  I have always enjoyed Eggs in Purgatory night.  It's nothing more than eggs, tomato sauce, onions and pasta.  Mr. Stranded is still acquiring a taste for it.  It has lots of onions and he's not an onion guy.  But if you don't have any aversion to onions, this is a recipe I highly recommend.  It's very easy and inexpensive to make.

Eggs in Purgatory Recipe
Yields: 2-4 servings

6 eggs, hard-boiled and sliced in half lengthwise
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Vidalia onion or 3 large yellow onions, sliced
29 oz can tomato sauce
handful fresh parsley, chopped
salt and pepper
1 lb pasta of choice

1. Heat oil in a large pan over Medium heat. Add onions and saute, until tender and translucent, about 10 minutes. Add sauce and parsley; stir.  Cook over low heat, about 10 minutes.
2. In the meantime, cook pasta according to package directions.
3. Add eggs to sauce; cook 3-5 minutes, just enough so sauce picks up the flavor of the eggs.
4. Divide pasta to individual bowls.  Spoon sauce and eggs over pasta. 


Miss T said... [Reply]

tomato sauce? as in your ketchup?
Looks good!
Miss T

Mrs. Stranded said... [Reply]

Miss T, real tomato sauce or tomato puree, not ketchup. Can't imagine how that would taste!