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How to make it

  • Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat – add the onions and sauté until translucent, then add the garlic. Continue to sauté until onions are slightly golden.
  • If you want your sauce on the spicy side, add some red pepper flakes (to your taste).
  • Add the tomatoes, crushing the whole tomatoes with the back of your spoon if you’re not using crushed tomatoes.
  • Cook the sauce down until it begins to thicken some. This should take about 20 minutes if you’ve got a good simmer.
  • Stir in the sugar, and season with salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Stir in the basil leaves.
  • Make six indentations (as much as possible) in the sauce and break an egg into each. I found that my indentations didn’t really stay “indented” long enough to crack in the egg, but it all works out in the end, so don’t worry if that happens to you, too. The egg will just settle on top of the sauce and cook just fine.
  • Baste a little bit of the tomato sauce over each egg.
  • Cover the pan and let the eggs finish cooking in the sauce – this should take about 4-6 minutes, depending on how hard you want your yolks (we like ours soft, so it took about 5 minutes).
  • Carefully spoon an egg with the sauce into a bowl and top with the freshly grated cheese.
  • Serve with lots of sliced Italian bread for sopping up the soft yolks and delicious tomato sauce!

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  • elgourmand 5 years ago
    Yo Krumb: Just discovered this. Fantastic. This is up come Sunday. Molto grazie. RJ
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  • michellem 5 years ago
    Love poached eggs! I have never tried them in tomato sauce. Im sure it would be good!
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  • theiris 6 years ago
    Hey Krumb nice share here! How ya doin?
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  • theiris 6 years ago
    Lovely! Thanks for share. How r u Krum?
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  • dancegypsy67 6 years ago
    I've made a variation of this when I've had a hankering for my homemade canned tomatoes and didn't want to do anything too fancy to them. It's quick and it's GOOD!
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    " It was excellent "
    chummers ate it and said...
    Kick, these eggs rock and what a great simple process, it has been added adapted and devoured. Thanks.
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  • gagagrits 7 years ago
    This sounds de-lish, a quick dinner!!!
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  • borinda 7 years ago
    Krummie - this must make a beautiful presentation. Brilliant!
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  • mamalou 7 years ago
    looks heavenly!!
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  • shandy 7 years ago
    I have the same cookbook and ADORE Gale! Is she not amazing! Love this recipe too. Great post Sally!
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  • cabincrazyone 7 years ago
    Sounds great, Krum. I'll have to make 'em!
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  • valinkenmore 7 years ago
    Wow, this sounds absolutely wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing and good to see your posts again!
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