Eggs in Purgatory

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  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 onion (large, small dice)
  • 2 garlic cloves (peeled and minced)
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric (if needed, curry powder would be the closest substitute)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 ground red pepper (a pinch or two teaspoon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes (canned, fire-roasted are delicious if you can find them)
  • 4 large eggs
  • fresh parsley (for garnish:, or cilantro)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium21% DV500mg
    Fat31% DV20g
    Protein22% DV11g
    Carbs3% DV10g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories260Calories from Fat180
    Total Fat20g31%
    Saturated Fat4g20%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat180
    Total Carbohydrate10g3%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A40%
    Vitamin C40%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Savannah Geidel 19 days ago
    Delicious recipe! I added some grated Parmesan and it added that extra flavor perfectly. Can’t wait to make again!
    Dacia R. 2 months ago
    Put over quinoa. So delicious and super filling!!
    Gena 2 months ago
    Everyone liked it, even my mom who is always suspicious of new recipes.
    alen Sam 3 months ago
    Well i think its tasted quite bitter than u expect... Maybe we can add tomato sauce above all of the preparation... Idk just my idea.. I dont even know if i made it right
    Sonam Saxena 3 months ago
    It was delicious. I grated cheese on top of it which added to the flavor.
    Josephine Peare 4 months ago
    Really yummy! I can still taste the spices!
    Christa B. 4 months ago
    Delicious!! Used Marinara sauce plus canned rotello chopped tomatoes with green chilis. Doubled the onions and garlic. Used Avocado oil. Loved it!!
    Stephanie S. 4 months ago
    So good! Very simple recipe that’s sure to impress. It’s even better with a little bit of crumbled bacon or sausage mixed in. Be sure to serve it over grits or polenta, like the recipe says, to really complete the meal.
    laurie 4 months ago
    This is a staple in our house. We also fry a bit of green peppers and cook with tomatoes. I wouldn't use cumin, or turmeric or onion. Italian way is simple.
    Dominique Mikell 6 months ago
    Fantastic. I adjusted the cayenne a bit for our tastes and added some jalepeno pepper. Will make again.
    Andrea Butler 6 months ago
    Maybe just a bit spicier than I prefer, but will definitely make again!
    Laura S. 7 months ago
    It’s was delicious a hearty meal!! My husband and friends love it?
    Marrit Zuure 7 months ago
    Easy and tasty. I went too light on the spices but that's not the recipe's fault.
    Ray 9 months ago
    Turned out great, followed recipie exactly except only put in 3 eggs was just right for 2 , just had it plain with sourdough toast no grits or anything.. used hunts fire roasted diced tomatoes with garlic so we didn’t add cloves
    Al Lukasek 9 months ago
    Super yummy Super yummy added black beans
    YumChef 9 months ago
    Fantastic and Fast to prepare Eggs where hard to get in clean
    Buck 9 months ago
    Nice! I followed the suggestion of adding black beans - a great idea. Ate it with pumpernickel bread. All in all, a very nice combination of spices. I'll make this again!
    Cendrine Pfister 9 months ago
    I put in a can of black beans to amp up the nutrition and opted out of the polenta and bread, super tasty! Will definitely make this again.
    Matt White 9 months ago
    This dish is absolutely amazing over toast and of course it is quite healthy besides maybe high salt content, consisting of mostly vegetables and eggs!
    Shayne Izunobi 10 months ago
    My dish came out well, even though I overcooked the eggs and missed the garlic. Really easy to control the spice.
    Charles S. 10 months ago
    Awesome dish, can change it up lots of ways
    Doofish 10 months ago
    The food was fantastic! I added a little extra on the spices and will add more garlic or try it with garlic bread next time.
    Hoehne 2 years ago
    great dish. I put hash browns underneath the egg sauce and it worked out well. I had to estimate on the spice portions bc I had no measuring tools so it was a little off on that. Even so I still really enjoyed it.
    Matthew Clenney 2 years ago
    Could stand to be a little spicier but overall very good and easy to make
    It was easier than I expected!! Came out looking good, although I let my egg yolk to get ready, I dislike a runny egg
    Lucifer Domine 2 years ago
    Very tasty and simple to make! Didn't think to get grits when I was out so ate it by itself.
    liliana r. 2 years ago
    Easy and delicious! I didn't had paprika or turmeric so I just used curry powder and it turned out sooooo good! Ate it with a pita. Will definitely make again.
    Jennifer Daniels 2 years ago
    AWESOME flavor- subbed egg whites for my side of the pan and gave hubby his whole eggs.
    Kusano 3 years ago
    It was very delicious and awesome!! I'll make it next time too And my family is also happy Thank you
    Lindsay Gehl 3 years ago
    Easy to make. Great go-to when you are low on food and refuse to go to grocery. We like the clever name too, since we are Catholic. In fact, we have this often on Friday because we go meatless for our Friday penance.