Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Breakfast, Dinner

Heeeeey! Hi. It’s Monday. I hope you’ve had your coffee because you’re about to hear me ramble on and on about what an awesome and easy dinner this is. Fuuuuuun!

I’d like to nominate this dish as one of my fav things to cook when I’m short on time and I want something easy that requires literally no brain power. “No brain power recipes” could be a whole cookbook idea. Seriously. Someone get on that!!

This recipe is way loose, and basically–minus the produce–a pantry dish. Pantry dishes are cool. Like, if you don’t have carrots, onions and garlic hanging out in your kitchen, it’s definitely not the end of the world. This thing will still work. Also–a plus–this dish is a like a unisex shirt–it can act as dinner or brunch. Niiiice!

P.S. This is the last of the videos for a while. Did you like them? I’ve been playing around with the idea of doing more videos for daaa blog and wanna know if you dig ’em! xx

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Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce

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2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ yellow onion, diced
½ carrot, diced
2 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon  red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon  dried oregano
1 (24-ounces, 680 g) can of crushed tomatoes (San Marzano)
¼ cup Parmesan, grated
Salt
3 large eggs yolks
Pepper
Basil

1. Heat olive oil in cast iron skillet, over medium heat. When oil is hot add the carrot and yellow onion; cook for 5-7 minutes, until onions are translucent and carrots are softened. Add garlic atop mixture and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

2. Add can of crushed tomatoes to mixture and combine. Stir in the red pepper flakes and dried oregano. Bring the tomato sauce to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 15-20 minutes, uncovered. The sauce will reduce, the carrots soften even further and the delicious smell will engulf your home.

3. If you have an immersion blender, simply blend the mixture in the cast iron skillet, being careful for spillage. If you don’t (I don’t), carefully transfer tomato sauce, in batches, to blend. Hot liquids can create blender explosions, so be sure to allow steam to escape and not fill the blender too high.

4. Transfer blended tomato sauce back to pan. Mix in Parmesan and add salt to taste. Using the back of a wooden spoon, create 3 cavities in the tomato sauce. Carefully drop the egg yolks in that space and cover with a lid for 1-2 minutes, and until egg yolks barely set. Top with freshly ground pepper and basil. Serve with toast.

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  • Reply molly October 3, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    This looks like a perfect lunch too. I’m always looking for new vegetarian dishes for lunch because I try not to eat meat until dinner. Since I’m married to a meat eating airborne army man, a meatless dinner isn’t an option Once I suggested meatless Mondays and he said, “Sure, we can eat fish on those days.” Oy.

  • Reply Alexis May 9, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    wow – i am semi-new to your website but hadn’t yet seen a video. can i just say….LOVE (!). blog videos tend to be awkward and forced with sub-standard (read: dizzying) videography. yours is none of the above. probably doesn’t hurt that i’m a tomato sauce nut, but very well done! i love your writing and your photos (and now your videos) and look forward to following along. keep it up!

    • Reply Adrianna May 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      That’s so awesome. Thank you so much and welcome! So glad you’re here. YAY!

  • Reply Ahuva April 19, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Videos are definitely a plus with many recipes, because you see what the texture of the food should look like before proceeding with the next step in the recipe. I LOVED this dish. I made it for lunch yesterday and served it over pasta. It was a huge hit for my husband and me. Kudos!

  • Reply Christine April 17, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    I like the videos too. It’s a cool combination. You doing such a great job. It’s so nice to see and hear your voice. And everything you cook looks so easy which is cool. Don’t stop it! Its a great mix.

  • Reply fashionhypnotised April 17, 2012 at 11:43 am

    You have a lovely blog with so many inspiring posts! Thanks for sharing, would you like to follow each other?

  • Reply Catalina @ Cake with Love April 17, 2012 at 7:45 am

    I love tomato sauce, I can put it on everything!!!! 🙂

  • Reply Lyndsey April 17, 2012 at 6:16 am

    I’ve never watched a single video. Why? Because I’m at work when I read your blog. If I were at home and wasn’t as impatient as I am, I would. But I do really love your photos; it’s what got me addicted to your blog in the first place. That’s just my two cents. Have the videos, but don’t neglect the photos! 🙂

  • Reply Nikkilooch April 17, 2012 at 5:22 am

    I love the videos too! It’s cook to see cooking in action and not just pictures. But I do like your regular posts, too.

    This looks like a perfect lunch too. I’m always looking for new vegetarian dishes for lunch because I try not to eat meat until dinner. Since I’m married to a meat eating airborne army man, a meatless dinner isn’t an option 🙂 Once I suggested meatless Mondays and he said, “Sure, we can eat fish on those days.” Oy.

  • Reply Zee April 17, 2012 at 12:47 am

    wow this looks amazing!

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