Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Show: Molto Mario
Episode: Salerno Market
Eggs in Purgatory: Uova in Purgatorio
Total:
45 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
5 servings
Total:
45 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Gaeta olives, pitted but left whole
  • 1 (28-ounce) can peeled tomatoes, juices drained and set aside for another use, tomatoes cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • Salt
  • 10 eggs
  • 1 bunch basil, cut into chiffonade
  • 1/4 cup caciotta, freshly grated

Directions

In a 12 to 14-inch non-stick saute pan, heat the oil over medium heat until just smoking. Add the onion and cook 7 to 9 minutes, until softened and light brown. Add the olives and tomatoes, season lightly with salt, and cook slowly for 18 to 20 minutes, until the tomatoes start to break down.

Carefully crack the eggs into the pan, keeping them whole and separated. Cover with a lid or foil and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until the whites have set but the yolk is still runny. Sprinkle basil and grated cheese over and serve from the pan on the table.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Poached Eggs in Purgatory

Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

Eggs in Purgatory: Shakshuka

Recipe courtesy of Aida Mollenkamp

Eggs in Purgatory

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Eggs in Purgatory

Recipe courtesy of Laura Vitale

Eggs in Purgatory

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Uova Ripiene (Tuscan Deviled Eggs)

Recipe courtesy of Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

Eggs in Sauce: Uova in Brodetto

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Junk Food Flip

7:30am | 6:30c

Junk Food Flip

8:30am | 7:30c

Emeril's Florida

9:30am | 8:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

10am | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30am | 9:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

11am | 10c

Unwrapped 2.0

11:30am | 10:30c

Unwrapped

12pm | 11c

Unwrapped

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unwrapped

1pm | 12c

Unwrapped

1:30pm | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2pm | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cheap Eats

3pm | 2c

Cheap Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cheap Eats

4pm | 3c

Cheap Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Cheap Eats

5pm | 4c

Cheap Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c

Cheap Eats

6pm | 5c

Cheap Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Farmers' Market Flip

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Farmers' Market Flip

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here