Eggs in Purgatory

Eggs and Purgatory - Just the TipThis is a classic italian dish and a perfect use-up for leftover mashed potatoes, which I HATE seeing go to waste. I always make this after Thanksgiving when there always leftover mashed potatoes as well as leftover gravy for the pasta course we gluttonous Italians always serve.

Eggs in Purgatory
serves 2 / adapted from Giada De Laurentiis

Here’s what I used:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup leftover cold mashed potatoes
  • 2 tbsp + 2 tsp flour
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce, warmed (store-bought or leftover homemade)
  • kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

Here’s what I did:

  1. Combine 1 egg with potatoes and flour. Make 2 pancakes, about 1/2 cup each.
  2. Heat a couple of tsps of oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Cook pancakes until they are golden brown and heated through, about 2 minutes on each side.
  3. Bring the heat down to medium-low and gently cook the 2 remaining eggs about 2 minutes on the first side and 30 seconds on the second. Season with S&P.
  4. Spoon the sauce onto 2 dishes. Place 1 pancake on top of the sauce, and top each pancake with a fried egg. Sprinkle with parmesan and serve.
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