Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Fried Egg with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella




This is my go-to dish for the summer. I have it at least once a week because it is insanely simple to prepare and just oh-so delicious! This recipe is also really easy to adjust portion size. You make it for one person, and just as easily you can make it for four. There's no tricky kitchen math to adjust the amounts of ingredients for each portion, because everything is really based on your own taste and you can play around with the ingredients as much as you like without ever failing in the final product. I have not listed measurements or amounts in the ingredients list because everything depends on your own taste, but generally its about 3/4 of a cup of tomato sauce per egg, but you may add more depending on how much you would like to have left over for dipping.
Tip: Can't go a meal without meat? Add some sliced prosciutto on top of the dish before serving.

Ingredients:
1 tbsp olive oil
red pepper flakes
roasted red peppers, sliced
eggs
tomato sauce
fresh basil, chopped
mozzarella slices
salt and pepper

Directions:
1. Heat olive oil in a skillet set to medium-high heat. Add in desired amount of red pepper flakes and sliced roasted red peppers. Add tomato sauce and stir until bubbling.

2. Crack eggs into bubbling tomato sauce and season with salt, pepper, and more red pepper flakes. Place mozzarella slices around eggs in tomato sauce. Sprinkle with chopped basil in and around eggs.

3. Cover with a large lid and wait about 5 minutes for eggs to cook through. Serve immediately with bread for dipping in sauce.

16 comments:

Kotori said...

This looks so delicious - I have to try it! And so easy...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog - glad that you did, since now I found yours!

joel said...

Mmmmmmmmmomg you are genius

Forget brunch, you can MAKE me brunch, lol!!!

Jay Tee said...

This sounds fantastic--and slightly Spanish. They put fried eggs on everything over there. Prosciutto on top sounds like perfection.

Justin said...

i've never heard of this preparation before, but wow, it looks fantastic

drollgirl said...

GAH!!! my mouth is watering! i am making this over the weekend FOR SURE!! thank you so much. i am always dying to try new yummy recipes (that aren't TOOOOOOO hard), and this fits the bill nicely!

umama said...

Oh gosh... I'm starving! This is the last thing I needed to see!

Kevin said...

This sounds like a great quick meal. I really like the use of the roasted red peppers.

Gabby said...

This looks insanely delicious!

Kristin said...

Must try this very sooooooooooon! Sounds so delish!

KingT said...

Looks similar to eggs in hell

http://chibbqking.blogspot.com/2008/11/eggs-in-hell.html

PS~Erin said...

Oh my heavens, this looks so good! I've never heard of this before, but I'm looking forward to trying it!

pigpigscorner said...

This looks so mouth-watering! and it sounds really simple, a perfect weekday meal.

jordan said...

Looks yummmmmy! I love eggs...I think I have tried something like this before, maybe from a Giada recipe, and it was served on toasted ciabatta bread. I think I'll make this soon! (I've been craving tomato sauce! ;))

Aartee said...

oh this looks delicous!!!

sexy legs and body said...

This looks soooooooo cool, I love eggs, I am definately going to try this one, it sounds so easy even a man can make it. ;-)
Colin.

RoSi said...

i tried this & must say it was the best eggs eva! thx 4 the recipe :o)