Nigella Lawson, you are truly wonderful. Having seen you make Eggs in Purgatory on ep.1 of Nigellissima I then laughed so much at your preamble in the book, I had to read it out to my OH. Then, this morning, I made it (and I don’t even have a hangover).
If Greg Wallace likes his chilli kick, then this is the dish for him. It was heavenly (literally). And I almost want to get a bit drunk tonight just so I can eat it again tomorrow and try out its hangover curing possibilities*.
For those of you who have NO idea what I am going on about, Eggs in Purgatory is (in my opinion) a kind of mix between bloody mary and raw egg hangover cure, but very delicious as a dish on its own. My OH screwed his nose up when I told him what was in it, but looks can be very deceptive….
And all you need can be found in the cupboard! Garlic, chilli flakes and a tin of chopped tomatoes!
Drop in an egg and grate about 3 teaspoons of parmesan over the top. Cover and cook for about 5 mins.
Sprinkle over a little more parmesan and serve with toast/crusty bread. I served it straight from the pan (Philistine) and so I could just dig in with the bread. Well, nobody was looking….
The eggs might be in purgatory but they are definitely in a place that is divine.
* I did