Sometimes, you have no time, but that doesn’t mean that you have to skimp on flavor! This dish, known to some as “Eggs in Purgatory,” is an awesome addition to brunch or even for dinner.
When the lockdown started, I stocked up on frozen veggies because I wasn’t sure where or when we would have access to fresh. Even though we do have access to fresh now, I still use frozen for quick meals. Nothing wrong with that! Especially when you can keep all of these ingredients on hand for any time you don’t want to try to cook, but make it seem like you did.
- 4 1/2 cups frozen pepper and onion mix
- 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
- 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes, drained
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons organic cumin powder
- 2 teaspoons organic smoked paprika
- 1–2 teaspoons organic chili flakes
- 1 Tablespoon Buffy’s Slayer Helper (garlic seasoning)
- 6 large eggs
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: Chopped cilantro, Italian parsley, or green onions for garnish
- Preheat oven to 375
- In a large skillet (cast iron is best,) preheat pan with oil and add frozen vegetables, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, chili flakes and Buffy’s Slayer Helper. Sauté until heated through.
- Add drained diced tomatoes and crushed tomatoes and stir until everything is combined. Bring up to a simmer.
- Crack each egg one at a time into a small bowl or ladle. For each egg, gently make a divot in the sauce with the bowl and slide the egg into the sauce. You can absolutely just crack the egg on top of the sauce and call it good. I like this method because it gets the egg surrounded by the sauce as well as gives you a chance to see if there are any shell pieces before adding it into the pan.
- Top with feta cheese and add to the oven for 25 minutes. Check at 20 minutes, though. The eggs will be softer at this point, but remember they will continue to cook in the sauce after you take it out of the oven.
- Carefully take the pan out of the oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Serve with crusty bread or toasted pita slices.
- Category: Dinner
- Method: stovetop
- Cuisine: North African, Middle Eastern