Cooking Is Stylish: Uova in Purgatorio…

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After my birthday I have been trying to be more committed to eating Paleo. For a self proclaimed foodie, this is hard. However, I like flavor, so as long as it’s flavorful. I can break up with carbs and dairy for a while. Plus, Summer is coming and I’m trying to join the crop top movement. Last night I was so tired, and SO hungry, which is usually when I end up eating some BS that I will regret later. I also have not been grocery shopping in a while so the pickings were slim. So I opened up the fridge, discovered I had some tomatoes as well as some unused tomato sauce, eggs, spicy chicken sausage, lettuce, and  carrots. Which means I have dinner and it has a name “Uova in Purgatorio!” Aka Eggs in Purgatory.

I found this in my FAVE cookbook “Nom Nom Paleo” Basically it’s a tomato based sauce, with sausage in it, topped with an egg. Here is the recipe below.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon ghee or fat of choice (see note)
½ medium yellow onion, cut into ¼-inch dice
¼ pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 pound loose Italian pork sausage ( I used spicy chicken sausage)
2 cups marinara sauce
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 large eggs

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees with the rack in the upper-middle position.

2. Melt the fat in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Toss in the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes or until the moisture released by the mushrooms evaporates.

3. Add the sausage to the pan, breaking it up with a spatula. Cook until it’s no longer pink. Pour the sauce onto the meat and add the red pepper flakes. Stir to combine the ingredients, and cook until the sauce simmers.

4. Divide the saucy mixture into four 8-ounce ovenproof ramekins or mini cocottes. Make a small well in the center of each, and crack an egg in it. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the eggs. Place the ramekins on a tray in the oven, and bake until the eggs are done to your desired consistency, about 10 to 15 minutes. Serve immediately.

Try it out and tell me what you think!
And Remember….I have the answers.
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