When you poach eggs in a flavorful tomato sauce and top them with fresh grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and Pecorino Romano cheese, you’ll think you’re having the best tasting raviolis ever! Get a crusty whole grain baguette and you have yourself a meal, perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner!
This recipe was slightly adapted from The Staten Italy Cookbook; Nothin’ But The Best Italian-American Classic from Our Block To Yours. As a New Yorker myself, I’m pretty picky about Italian food. These eggs were out-of-this-world GOOD! The book has a funny story with every recipes and flipping through it will make your tummy growl!
I didn’t sway too much from the original, simply cut back on the olive oil and rather than finishing it in the oven, I did the whole thing on the stove. The book suggests not to wear white when you make them (ha!)! Such a great, simple, inexpensive meal that’s ready in about 25 minutes!
- 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
- fresh black pepper, to taste
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup reduced sodium chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 cups crushed tomatoes, I used Tutorrosso
- 4 basil leaves, torn
- 6 large eggs
- 4 tbsp shredded Parmigiano Reggiano
- 2 tbsp grated Pecorino Romano
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of oil over medium heat and saute the garlic until golden, about 1 minute.
- Add the salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and parsley and stir. Add the tomatoes, chicken broth and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, add the basil and simmer 5 minutes.
- Gently drop in the eggs keeping the yolks in tact, top with 2 tbsp of the Parmigiano Reggiano and 1 tbsp of the Pecorino Romano.
- Cover and simmer on medium-low 10 to 15 minutes, or until the eggs whites are cooked through and no longer runny.
- Finish with the remainder of the cheese and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with crusty bread (optional)