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Eggs in Purgatory

This dish has such a fancy name to it.

It’s called “Eggs in Purgatory”.

Originating from Italy, the signature appearance of this dish is that of a poached egg swimming in a sea of hellish red hot sauce.

That pretty much explains the name doesnt it?

I am unsure of how it is done traditionally.

But i had tomato sauce based pasta with meatballs the night before. And i had leftovers.

Waste not, want not. Right?

My Eggs in Purgatory lies on a bed of leftover cooked pasta.

To which i spooned my leftover tomato sauce, and a poached egg.

You might want to be really really careful in transferring half cooked poached eggs. I hold my breath each time i have to do it

My tomato sauce looks a bit pale. I originally used canned whole tomatoes as a starting point for the sauce. But found the taste to be too sharp.

I added milk into it in an attempt to tone down on the acidity.

]The taste did soften a bit. So did the colour.

Nevertheless, pale coloured or not, It still made for breakfast.

Along with the company of the leftover meatballs and french toast.

A dinner turned breakfast. 🙂

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  1. August 8, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Breakfast for dinner, my kind of meal! Love the name of the dish.

  2. August 8, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Love the individual servings!

  3. August 10, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Delicious breakfast set, lovely presentation.

  4. August 12, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Love the name! And the idea of the individual ramekins.

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