When I was younger, my Mom would always make eggs in purgatory for my brothers and I - a fried egg sandwiched between a mashed potato cake and tomato sauce - the idea being the potato cake is the clouds of heaven and the tomato sauce is the fires of hell, with the egg stuck in the middle like purgatory.
Whether or not you enjoy the fun name of the dish, there is no denying it is a unique take on breakfast and certainly a perfect dish for brunch. It's savory, hearty, and satisfying for the whole family!
Eggs in purgatory holds so much nostalgia for me. I take a bite and I am suddenly sitting in my childhood kitchen on a Sunday morning, the smell of the eggs and my parents' coffee in the air. It truly has a special place in my heart and I know I will be making this for my kids someday. It's timeless!
Now of course this is perfect after Thanksgiving because one of the main ingredients is mashed potatoes (which I have plenty of leftover). Making mashed potatoes in the morning seems so time consuming (but if you want to then be my guest!). So what I do is any time I have mashed potatoes with dinner I am sure to make a little extra with every intention in mind to make this the next morning. Brilliant, right?
Eggs in Purgatory
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people
You Will Need:
What is your breakfast nostalgia?
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