Spicy Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce

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Instead of super sweet, grain-heavy breakfast foods, try this protein rich poached egg dish.

Spicy Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
17 mins
Total Time:
32 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 6 medium tomatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled and coarsely chopped

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or oregano

  • 4 wedges Italian flatbread (focaccia)

Directions

  1. For tomato sauce, in a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, salt, crushed red pepper, and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until tomato juices begin to thicken, stirring and crushing tomatoes occasionally with the back of a spoon.

  2. Crack one of the eggs into a small bowl or cup. Slip the egg into the tomato mixture. Repeat with the remaining eggs, allowing each egg an equal amount of space in the tomato mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, about 5 minutes or until egg whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard.

  3. Drizzle eggs with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil before serving. Sprinkle with fresh basil and serve with flatbread.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

310 Calories
16g Fat
29g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 310
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 691mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 26mg 130%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Potassium 586mg 12%
Folate, total 133.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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