Eggs in Purgatory

Eggs in Purgatory

What to know?

  • 450 degrees
  • 2
Method

Some people say that the white of the eggs represents souls looking for purification within the fiery red sauce of this dish! 

Whether it’s true or not, this is a breakfast or lunch option that’s sure to blow the cobwebs off!

Step 1;

Heat the olive oil in a cast iron pan until warm but not smoking hot and add the onions and garlic. Season well and cook in Roccbox for a minute or two – you want them to soften but not to colour!

Step 2;

Add the nduja to the hot pan and stir well – you should see the fat start to come out of the spicy meat – before adding the chopped pepper and stirring again.

Step 3;

Add the tinned tomatoes and the water and correct the seasoning to taste before returning the pan to Roccbox and cooking on a slightly lower flame for around 4-5 minutes to begin thickening the sauce.

Step 4;

Crack the eggs into the pan (as many as you can fit in depending on hunger levels!), season the yolks and return to Roccbox for a further minute or so – you don’t need the eggs to be fully set at this point as they will continue cooking in the pan.

Step 5;

Sprinkle over the parmesan and give a final 30 seconds in Roccbox to brown the cheese and set the eggs.

Step 6;

Top with basil leaves and serve!