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Eggs in Purgatory

November 21, 2006

Me and mashed potatoes, we go way back. Ever since forever, I’ve loved them…buttery, salty,starchy and comforting. I usually make mashed potato sandwiches with the leftovers (if there are any), but last week, I tried something new. Eggs in Purgatory.

I saw Giada make this dish on her show, and I immediately wanted to try it. Marinara sauce, mashed potatoes, and fried eggs…how could that be bad? And it wasn’t. In fact, it was delicious. Justin opted for scrambled eggs in purgatory…he’s not so into runny yolks. But let me just say, the smoothness of those runny yolks mixed with the potatoes and marinara was divine.

Work’s still going great. Thanks so much everyone, for your sweet comments! The schedule is getting a bit easier, I think, though this long weekend might mess me up again. Today we had a Thanksgiving potluck at work, and it was so fun! How often can you say that about work functions? It’s a small company, so all 16 of us gathered around a table and ate lunch together. Sandra, my supervisor, set up a gorgeous autumny table, and everyone brought delicious food. There was way too much of it, but I suppose Thanksgiving is about abundance, right?

Last weekend we watched a couple of movies…The Prestige, which we both really liked. It was a fun movie that had us thinking and discussing and figuring things out afterward. We also watched Fast Food Nation, which disappointed me. I had been anxiously awaiting the release of this film, and though it had some good insight and information (none of it new to me, though), it lacked oomph as a film. It seemed overambitious and a little drawn out, though the last five minutes of the movie seemed to say it all. I sat staring at the screen through the credits trying (and failing) to hold back tears.

I’ve also been knitting, and I should have something to post very soon. I started a small project that is too cute for words, and I’m hoping to finish it tonight. In other crafty news, I’ve ordered a few handmade items that I’ve been coveting for quite some time…I ordered this print from Emily, and this one from ashleyg. I can’t wait for them to get here! And I’ll also be getting my hands on this amazing obi made by my friend Leya…but I think it’s time to put the credit card away for a while. :)

Eggs In Purgatory

  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes, chilled
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup marinara sauce, warmed (I used Mom’s, my favorite local brand)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 200ËšF.

Stir 1 egg in a large bowl to blend. Mix in the potatoes, then the flour. Using a generous 1/2 cup of potato mixture for each, form the mixture into 4 (4 1/2-inch diameter) patties.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick fry pan over medium heat. Fry the patties until they are golden brown and heated through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the patties to paper towels to drain. Keep the patties warm on a baking sheet in the oven.

Heat the pan over medium-low heat. Crack the remaining 4 eggs in the pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until the white is firm, about 2 minutes. Using a spatula, turn the eggs over and cook for 30 seconds longer.

Spoon the sauce onto 4 plates. Place a patty atop the sauce. Top each patty with a fried egg. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and serve.

Makes 4 servings.

Source: foodtv.com.

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3 Discussion to this post
  1. Joe says:

    I saw the episode when she made this and it sounded so good too – glad to hear it tastes good!

  2. connie says:

    sounds mighty tastey. sounds like holiday left-over goodies too! hope all your holiday travels went well!

  3. Taryn says:

    I’ve seen a few great ideas for leftover mashed potatoes….although I’d make mashed potatoes just to have those dishes

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