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Hilary’s Heavenly Eggs for Two

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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Even the kids enjoyed this meal. A few warnings: Be sure to reduce the heat before adding marinara, or it will splatter. Also, eggs cooked for more than a few minutes will be cooked all the way through and the yokes won't be runny. Next...
Hilary’s Heavenly Eggs for Two Recipe

Makes: 2 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 1/2 ounce pancetta, chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup prepared marinara sauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 large fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 slices whole-wheat country bread, toasted

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in medium 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 egg, spacing the eggs 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: 348 calories; 17 g fat (4 g sat, 8 g mono); 215 mg cholesterol; 38 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 14 g protein; 6 g fiber; 768 mg sodium; 532 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (25% daily value), Iron (18% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

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


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Recipe Categories

Main Ingredient
Eggs
Preparation/ Technique
Braise/Stew
Saute
Meal/Course
Brunch
Dinner

Season
Spring
Fall
Winter
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Ethnic/Regional
American
Servings
2
Publication
March/April 2010

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