Recipe courtesy of Mark Gallagher

Egg in Pergatory

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 cup minced onions

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 1/2 pounds crushed tomatoes

1teaspoon red pepper flakes

Salt and pepper

8 eggs

8 fresh basil leaves

1/2 cup pecorino Romano

Toast, for serving


  1. In a non-reactive saucepan, lightly saute the onions in olive oil. Add the tomatoes, red pepper flakes, and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Break the eggs into the sauce. Cover with a lid for about 1 minute. Eggs should be nicely done.
  3. To serve, place eggs on a large plate, add a couple spoonfuls of sauce, sprinkle with fresh basil, pecorino, and serve with toast.