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Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Posted October 28, 2013 by Stephanie
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I am a big egg lover. There’s no denying how much I love eggs. I will eat eggs at every meal if possible. I don’t think the whole “throw an egg on it” trend is passé. No, for me, it’s a way of life. I’m especially happy that the tide has turned for the good regarding eggs and how “healthy” they are.

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Even if eggs were unhealthy, I’m in the everything in moderation camp, so I think and egg or two here and these isn’t a bad thing. I’m forever discovering new and delicious egg dishes — I’ve been seeing eggs poached in tomatoes everywhere when I go out to eat, so with some leftover tomatoes in the fridge, I thought I’d give it a go.

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I found the recipe on one my favourite sites, Smitten Kitchen, but I didn’t follow the tomato sauce recipe, just the timing for cooking the eggs. You can use whatever tomato sauce you have on hand, or go ahead and follow the link for Deb’s version.

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These eggs were everything I dreamed they would be: soft-set and creamy — perfect for scooping up with bread. The sweet tomato sauce paired perfectly with the eggs. I will definitely be eating these again and again.

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Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce Recipe via Smitten Kitchen
serves 2

  • 2 cups of your favorite tomato sauce
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 slices of your favorite bread, toasted
  • salt and pepper
  • parmesan, for serving

In a small skillet, heat up your tomato sauce over medium heat. Make some divots in the sauce for your eggs. Gently crack the eggs into the divots, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, uncover and let stand. Enjoy straight from the skillet, or transfer each egg with some sauce to the top of a slice of toast. Top with salt and pepper to taste and parmesan, if you’re so inclined. Enjoy immediately.

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  1. christin says:

    this is my everything.

  2. I’m with you- eggs are my true love and I’d happily eat them every day! These eggs poached in tomato sauce look divine- so good for the cold mornings these days.

  3. Shakshuka! A simple and satisfying dish, love it! I’m with you — I want a runny egg on everything, especially rice with fish sauce. My pre- and post-workout noshes are always a couple of soft-boiled eggs…. people raise eyebrows when they realize how many dozen eggs I go through single-handedly each week. “But… do you eat the yolks?!” Damn right I do! God crafted perfect nutrition in a portable, pretty shell when he created eggs.

  4. jensen says:

    YES to all of this.

  5. Cool!! I am totally digging this!

  6. Jessica says:

    I have never tried this, it looks delicious!!

  7. ayna says:

    i am so gonna try this! look delicious…

  8. Such an easy, yet fantastic idea. Why have I never tried this? Thank you for the tip! :)

  9. Cristina says:

    I’m definitely going to try making these over the weekend. What lens do you use for the action shots? They look amazing.

    1. steph says:

      Hi Cristina, it’s a 50 mm 1.8. Hope that helps!

  10. Mandy says:

    I had this for dinner tonight with some garlic toast – It’s my new favourite egg dish! Thanks for showing me how easy it was to make ;)

  11. Ran says:

    In Israel we have a name for this exact food, its called “Shakshuka”, and you can make lots of twists on it, like adding cheese on top, add meat to the tomato sauce or use eggplant in the sauce.

  12. Kristin says:

    I also like to wilt a bed of spinach, crack an egg on it, melt some cheese and add a fresh grating of nutmeg.

  13. Audrey says:

    OMG! Your photos are amazing!!!

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