Eggs In Purgatory (Eggs From Hell)

2015-06-20
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 40m

If you want to serve Dad something extra special this Father’s Day weekend, eggs in purgatory is sure to please and is versatile enough to serve for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Eggs In Purgatory (Eggs From Hell)

Eggs in purgatory is absolutely fantastic served over toasted garlic bread, crusty rolls, or rice if you prefer; these “eggs from hell” can be adjusted to suit your spiciness craving level by using jalapeƱo, poblano or sweet bell peppers, and cook up simply and quickly with only a few ingredients and one large skillet.

Eggs In Purgatory (Eggs From Hell)

Substitute almost any aspect of this recipe to suit your tastes; all you really need are the tomatoes and eggs for a basic eggs in purgatory recipe. Add a little salt and pepper and top with cheese.

Amounts given served 2 very hungry people.:)

Eggs In Purgatory (Eggs From Hell)

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, chopped
  • 680 ml crushed tomatoes (I used garlic & crushed tomato pasta sauce)
  • sprig fresh basil, rosemary, oregano or parsley; torn (I used basil)
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • pinch of hot red pepper flakes or cayenne
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 eggs
  • enough grated cheddar, parmesan, mozzarella or other cheese to sprinkle over top

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400F. Prepare all ingredients.

Step 2

In large cast iron skillet, fry chopped bacon until almost cooked.

Step 3

Add onion, poblano pepper, celery, and garlic and allow to soften slightly.

Step 4

Add tomato sauce and basil. Cook over medium heat until sauce thickens (about 10 minutes).

Step 5

Add tomato paste, hot pepper flakes, salt and black pepper. Cook 5 minutes.

Step 6

Crack one egg into a ramekin or cup. Make a well in tomato mixture and add egg to well. Repeat with all eggs.

Step 7

Sprinkle entire surface with shredded cheese.

Step 8

Place skillet in hot oven for 5 minutes, or just long enough to set the eggs without cooking the yolk.

Step 9

Serve over toasted garlic bread, crusty rolls, or rice.

Comments (24)

  1. posted by Ashley Perez on June 20, 2015

    Oh wow, thank you for posting.

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    • posted by YogurtHydro on June 20, 2015

      You’re welcome, I hope you’ll try it – it’s addictive!!;)

        Reply
  2. posted by Ashley Perez on June 21, 2015

    looks so good

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  3. posted by Mai Tran on June 22, 2015

    Love the name! Eggs from hell is certainly a great dish!

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    • posted by YogurtHydro on June 23, 2015

      Me too.:) It’s so tasty, you really must try it!

        Reply
  4. posted by Starla B on June 22, 2015

    Eggs from hell happen to be my absolute favorite. These sound absolutely delicious and look great!

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  5. posted by Alina Conn on June 23, 2015

    Have never tried these but will. Our family loves foods with a lot of spice and heat. These sound delicious!

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    • posted by YogurtHydro on June 23, 2015

      Let me know what you think, I am completely hooked. It’s so good. I love spicy foods too, the poblanos are not terribly hot, I’d go with jalapenos or habanero if you really want to spice it up!

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  6. posted by Sean on June 23, 2015

    These look absolutely delicious. I love that there is heat in the recipe.

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    • posted by YogurtHydro on June 23, 2015

      Thanks Sean, we love spicy foods at home – we have to really tone it down when we have guests though!:)

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  7. posted by BILL HOFF on June 24, 2015

    We are always looking for different ways to prepare bacon and eggs!!

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  8. posted by Sherry on June 25, 2015

    These look really tasty even with the flames:-)

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    • posted by YogurtHydro on June 27, 2015

      Hahaha. The title just begged for flames in the picture lol!

        Reply
  9. posted by Melissa S on June 25, 2015

    These eggs look like a great weekend breakfast. I think my husband will love them.

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    • posted by YogurtHydro on June 27, 2015

      Thanks Melissa. Let me know if you try them.:)

        Reply
  10. posted by Sean on June 26, 2015

    Made these! They were a hit.

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    • posted by YogurtHydro on June 27, 2015

      Oh good.:) So glad you enjoyed them Sean!

        Reply
  11. posted by Linda Manns Linneman on June 30, 2015

    This sounds so good. I just have to try this for my family. Thank you for sharing

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    • posted by YogurtHydro on July 22, 2015

      Thanks Linda, let me know what you think!

        Reply
  12. posted by Linda Manns Linneman on February 23, 2016

    This sounds so good. I have never had anything like this before. I will give it a try. Thank you for sharing

      Reply
  13. posted by clojo9372 on March 12, 2016

    I want to eat this based on the name, ALONE. LOL! Thanks a lot for the recipe! :)

      Reply

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