Eggs in Purgatory

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!

Eggs in PurgatoryDrop 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


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