Uova al Purgatorio
A taste of Italy… from Home!
Breakfast in Italy
While Italians often have light, simple breakfasts, sometimes they cook up a hearty meal to start the day full of all the classic italian flavours.
Prep Time: 5min
Cook Time: 15min
Total Time: 20min
- ½ small onion
- 1 cup cooked italian sausage
usually pork seasoned with fennel and other spices
- 2 x cloves garlic
- 1 ½ Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon for cooking, ½ for finishing
- 1 Tablespoon fresh oregano, finely chopped
or 1 teaspoon dried
- 2 Tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
or 2 teaspoons dried
- 1 cup marinara or tomato sauce
- Salt and pepper
- 2 x eggs
- 1 burrata ripped into 4 pieces
an Italian cow milk cheese made with mozzarella and cream
- 2 slices crusty bread
Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F).
Finely dice the onion, garlic and sausage.
Heat 1 Tablespoon of oil in an oven-safe skillet. Add the onion, garlic and sausage and sauté for 5–7 minutes.
Remove from heat, add the oregano, basil and marinara sauce and then mix together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Create 2 holes or dents in the sauce for the eggs, ensuring both are far apart from each other. Break the eggs into these dents and sprinkle each with a little of the surrounding sauce.
Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until the egg whites are set and the yolks are still soft, about 7–9 minutes.
While the eggs bake, toast your bread.
Remove the egg bake from the oven and add in the ripped burrata. Top with fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy with crusty bread and a cup of Italian coffee.