Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

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Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby Apples » 17 Jan 2011, 16:01

My granddad used to make a tomato sauce and then crack an egg into it and let the sauce poach the egg.

Does anybody know the name for this dish?

Is it linked to a particular area of italy?
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby liviomoreno » 17 Jan 2011, 17:44

I call them "uova al pomodoro". That's it.
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby johnnyonthespot » 17 Jan 2011, 18:41

I know it is not the same thing, but on a recent program chef Lidia Bastianich prepared "Cavatappi al forno" (think Baked Ziti) with the surprising addition of six hard-boiled and sliced eggs layered into the pan. Seemed a bit strange to me. :)

See http://www.lidiasitaly.com/recipes/detail/256
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby Apples » 17 Jan 2011, 21:36

Thanks Livio. I guess that I was expecting something a bit more romantic! :-D
Is it something that is eaten in all areas of italy?

Carmine - this is definitely a different recipe but I think it sounds quite tasty - I am going to give it a try-Thanks.

Perhaps we could have an italian recipe section?
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby MaryMena » 18 Jan 2011, 00:34

I've seen the recipe done on TV and have made it a few times since, except I add onion, garlic, basil, and parsley to the sauce. The cook called them "uova in purgatorio" -- eggs in purgatory. I have no idea where that name came from. I believe it is similar to the Mexican dish called "huevos rancheros".

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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby lilbees » 18 Jan 2011, 14:15

Hey Carmine, my family puts hard boiled eggs in the lasagna. Quite common in our family.

Family out of Sicily at the time of immigration.

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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby johnnyonthespot » 18 Jan 2011, 16:24

lilbees wrote:Hey Carmine, my family puts hard boiled eggs in the lasagna. Quite common in our family.

Family out of Sicily at the time of immigration.

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Speaking as a guy who doesn't particularly care for hard-boiled eggs, yuck!

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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby lilbees » 18 Jan 2011, 16:28

:wink: :wink: :roll:

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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby johnnyonthespot » 18 Jan 2011, 16:34

PS: My mother's family is calabrese (Malvito, Cosenza); my father's family hails from Roccasecca in Frosinone (previously Caserta).

Do you pan fry meatballs before putting them into the sauce? My mother used to do so occasionally to please my father, who preferred them that way. As for me, I don't care for the "crust" and much rather have them dropped into the sauce raw and let them cook that way.
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby lilbees » 18 Jan 2011, 16:43

I brown my meatballs lightly then finish them in the oven. Add them to the sauce later. Since I "put up" my basic sauce, either to the freezer or canned, I add the other stuff later depending on what I am making. I do make up a 22 qt. batch so there is plenty.

Some of my sauces I add other spices and ingredients.

For my "Sunday" sauce will add sausages, meatballs, etc. When we used to have pheasant or some other game that would be added as well. It all depends.

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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby Apples » 18 Jan 2011, 17:26

I found the name 'uova in purgatorio' on the internet as well MaryMena.

Does anyone know why the eggs would be in purgatory?
Or where this name comes from?
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby Cherry » 19 Jan 2011, 07:35

What exactly meatballs are made of? I heard that you put them also on pasta dishes, is it true?
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby johnnyonthespot » 19 Jan 2011, 13:56

Cherry wrote:What exactly meatballs are made of? I heard that you put them also on pasta dishes, is it true?


But of course! Also in a sandwich ("grinder", "hoagie", "sub") on good crusty Italian bread or rolls, with or without melted mozzarella cheese.

See http://blog.mainefoodandlifestyle.com/2 ... balls.html

Some people make them using only ground beef; others use a mix of ground beef, ground pork, and/or ground lamb.

Cherry, where are you from? I am surprised to hear you are not familliar with meatballs. :)

PS: The Italian word is "polpette"
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby johnnyonthespot » 19 Jan 2011, 14:20

I have to add my understanding that serving meatballs with pasta is probably an American invention.

Meatballs, or polpette, are generally found in southern Italy where they are served as a main course or in a soup.
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby liviomoreno » 19 Jan 2011, 15:55

johnnyonthespot wrote:I have to add my understanding that serving meatballs with pasta is probably an American invention.


I agree.
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