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Hilary’s Heavenly Eggs

March/April 2010

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This unusual combination of eggs braised in tomato sauce served on crusty bread is out of this world. Also try it over angel hair pasta. Serve with: Steamed broccolini.



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"This really was a great, easy and very tasty dinner! I took the advice to make some hashbrowns on the side and I also did not use the pancetta. I did use a spicy tomato basil sauce to add some bold flavor to the mix and i really just...
Hilary’s Heavenly Eggs

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 ounce pancetta, chopped (optional)
  • 2 cups prepared marinara sauce
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 large fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 slices whole-wheat country bread, toasted

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and pancetta (if using). Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and beginning to brown, 4 to 6 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add marinara and adjust heat to maintain a simmer. Crack an egg into a small bowl, taking care not to break the yolk. Make a well in the sauce roughly large enough to hold the egg and slip it in so that the yolk and most of the white is contained (some white may spread out). Repeat with the remaining eggs, evenly spacing them around the pan. Sprinkle the sauce with basil; cover and cook until the eggs are the desired doneness, 6 to 8 minutes for medium-set. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with Parmesan and pepper.
  3. To serve, top each slice of toasted bread with an egg and sauce. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Per serving: 345 calories; 17 g fat (4 g sat, 8 g mono); 215 mg cholesterol; 38 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 13 g protein; 6 g fiber; 767 mg sodium; 529 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (25% daily value), Iron (20% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 1/2 fat


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Recipe Categories

Ethnic/Regional
American
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Servings
4
Main Ingredient
Eggs
Preparation/ Technique
Braise/Stew
Meal/Course
Brunch
Dinner

Ease of Preparation
Easy
Publication
March/April 2010
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