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Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce

  • Author: Seonkyoung Longest
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x



  • 1 Tbs. / 15ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. / 2g red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 cup / 590ml marinara sauce (tomato sauce)
  • 4 eggs
  • pinch of salt and pepper to tastes
  • 5 to 7 fresh basil leaves, sliced
  • A few slices of bread of your choice to serve


  1. Heat a large skillet (such as a cast iron pan) over medium heat; add olive oil and garlic.
  2. When garlic is soften, about 1 minute, add red pepper flakes and let it infuse their flavor to oil, about 1 minute. Stir occasionally.
  3. Add marinara sauce (tomato sauce) and bring it to simmer.
  4. Crack egg in a small bowl, and drop it carefully into tomato sauce. Sprinkle salt and pepper to your taste right on top of egg. Cover and let it simmer for 5 minutes, until white is set and yolk is still runny.
  5. Remove from heat and sprinkle basil right on top. Serve immediately with warm toasted bread of your choice!

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins