The Chew: Eggs In Purgatory Recipe


The Chew: Eggs In Purgatory

Michael Strahan has been spending time in front of a camera for years now, so the former NFL athlete was happy to join The Chew. He shared that he’s a huge breakfast and brunch person, and is a fan of bacon and eggs. His twin daughters are fans of breakfast too, so it’s a good thing he knows his way around the kitchen! Mario Batali enlisted Michael’s help to make Eggs in Purgatory, a delicious brunch dish. As he was chopping the ingredients, he explained that although he doesn’t really have much time to watch daytime TV since he’s on it, but he’s definitely a fan of The Chew! This is one great way to get your morning started!

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The Chew: Eggs In Purgatory Recipe Ingredients

The Chew: Eggs In Purgatory Recipe

Michael Strahan and Mario Batali teamed up to make a delicious brunch dish called Eggs in Purgatory. (rejohnston / Flickr)

  • 1 red onion – chopped
  • 3 jalapenos – sliced (optional)
  • 1 tbsp capers – drained, rinsed
  • 2 tsp fresh oregano – leaves chopped
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 C pecorino romano cheese – freshly grated
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic – sliced + 1 whole clove
  • pinch chili flakes
  • 1/4 C gaeta olives – pitted
  • 3 C basic tomato sauce (or store-bought)
  • 1 bunch basil – leaves torn

For the Grilled Bread with Tomato:

  • 4 roma tomatoes – cut in half
  • 1 loaf crusty Italian bread – to serve, 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


The Chew: Eggs In Purgatory Recipe Directions

  1. Put a large skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat
  2. Add the jalapenos, garlic, onion, oil, salt, and chili flakes
  3. Cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes, until soft and light brown
  4. Add the olives, oregano, and capers, then saute for an additional minute
  5. Add the sauce, then bring to a simmer
  6. Carefully crack the eggs into the simmering tomato mixture, keeping them whole and avoiding letting them touch each other
  7. Season the yolks with salt and pepper
  8. Cover and cook 3-4 minutes until the whites have set but the yolk is still runny
  9. Remove from the heat
  10. Garnish the eggs with basil and grated cheese
  11. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving
  12. Serve family-style from the pan with grilled bread

For the Grilled Bread:

  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat
  2. Drizzle the bread with olive oil and put on the grill
  3. Char the bread on all sides
  4. Remove and set aside
  5. Rub the grilled bread with raw garlic and the flesh of a tomato


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