Eggs in Purgatory – Laura Vitale Italian Recipe – OMG – YUM

Eggs in Purgatory

Wonderful Recipe from the Past

Laura Vitale

 

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When I was much younger my mom used to make something where the rendered tomatoes filled the deep dish frying pan and then she broke eggs into the middle of the tomatoes. 

 

Eggs in Purgatory

 

It was something that she  would often make for dinner not just for breakfast and it was one of my favorites. To this day it is just unique enough that if we have people over and make this it gets all the  oohs and ahs…. because even though its so simple it is something that most people never experience. 

 

Eggs in Purgatory

 

I love tomatoes to begin with and eat eggs almost every day despite the so called cholesterol scare. 

 

Eggs in Purgatory

 

So take a few moments and watch as Laura prepares this old fashioned dish. I recall my grandmother and great grandmother making this. My  non Italian friends would come over and think we were making something from Mars….  

 

Eggs in Purgatory

 

Funny as my memory serves me I recall going to the “farm” to pick bushels of tomatoes and then to the place where we bought the eggs. A little guy in Doylestown Pennsylvania that raised just a few dozen chickens. We would buy those eggs because they were so much better than the store bought.

Eggs in Purgatory

 

 

When we had eggs from the super market you could basically just touch the shell and it would break easy. The eggs from the egg man were hard. You really had to work to crack those eggs. Dad explained that eggs from chickens that are raised in small environments are much healthier and the eggs are much more enriched in vitamins and minerals. So we always used those eggs for this recipe.

 

Eggs in Purgatory

 

I encourage you to try this recipe one day when you feel a little experimental… You’ll be glad you did. 

Eggs in Purgatory

 

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