The other day I was reading the December issue of Food and Wine and I came across this recipe and I had to try it.  Roasted tomato sauce and eggs.  So simple yet I had never even thought of trying it.  Although it takes a bit to make it, the tomato sauce can be made ahead of time so that you can make a quick and easy dish.

Eggs baked in roasted tomato sauce
Eggs baked in roasted tomato sauce

Serve with some toasted slices of baguette and you have a great breakfast.

Eggs Baked in Roasted Tomato Sauce – (From Marisa May via December Issue of Food and Wine)

  • 1 – 1 1/2 pounds of plum tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp chopped oregano
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 tbs freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Slice the tomatoes in half lengthwise and then toss them with the extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.  Place into a roasting pan and arranged cut side up.  Roast for 15 minutes.

Tomatoes ready to roast, arrange cut side up.
Tomatoes ready to roast, arrange cut side up.

Remove the tomatoes from the oven and then flip them cut side down.  Continue to roast until the soft.  Roughly 20 minutes.

Flip cut side down and continue to cook
Flip cut side down and continue to cook

Let the tomatoes cool slightly and then add the tomato mixture to a blender and puree.  Add the oregano and blend again for a couple of seconds.

Look at all of the steam coming from the tomatoes in the blender
Look at all of the steam coming from the tomatoes in the blender

Arrange four oven-proof bowls on a sheet pan.  Then strain the pureed sauce into the bowls.

Strain the soup into the bowls
Strain the sauce into the bowls

Crack two eggs into each dish and season with a little salt and pepper.  I found that cracking the eggs individually into a small bowl and then slowly pouring the eggs into the dish worked the best.

Crack the eggs into the sauce
Crack the eggs into the sauce

Next grate 1/2 – 1 tablespoon of the cheese over the eggs.

Grate the cheese
Grate the cheese

Bake for 15-20 minutes in the preheated 400 degree oven.  When the whites are set, you are ready to eat.

The money shot
The money shot

Serve it with a side of toasted bread.

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4 Comments

  1. We like to call this "eggs in pergatory". I serve this type of dish over lightly buttered parmesan. Your dish is very skillfully executed, and I love the serving dish! Great job!

    • Jason, I actually picked up the bowls for this exact recipe. I didn't have any bowls that were shallow enough. Eggs in Pergatory, I like it. Thanks for the great compliments and awesome comment.

  2. I've never seen such a thing but I am in love with this. Holy carp (sic)! I am going to be making this without a doubt. Great tip about breaking the egg into a bowl first. This with a scoop of stone ground grits added at one end is already in my mind. You rock Rex, thanks for posting this one.

    (can ya tell I'm a bit excited?)

    • Why thank you Chris, glad you are so excited. It was a great breakfast, with the stone ground grits I bet it will be an amazing breakfast.

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