I have a thing for eggs at dinnertime.
Well, anytime for that matter. Especially when those delectable yolks are still soft and slightly runny. It makes for an amazing sauce, not to mention flavor-FULL and jam-packed with nutrients. There’s a saying I use, or hashtag for that matter, whenever eggs are featured in a dish that I make that goes something like,
“If you like it, then you should put an egg on it”
Sound familiar? Beyoncé has a habit of making very catchy songs that seem to get lodged into my head and come out in funny ways. But it’s true! I would honestly put a fried egg on almost anything savory and even some sweet things. So, you can imagine my excitement in attempting this super easy dinner idea. It was like making a perfectly soft chocolate chip cookie. I stared into the oven window, watching the eggs cook just enough to set and yet maintain that oh-so-good gooeyness.
Another recipe transformed!
This recipe is my low carb rendition of Shakshuka aka Eggs in Purgatory. It is a popular Israeli breakfast meal where eggs are poached in a rich tomato sauce. But because I need me some protein, or at least more protein than is normally in this dish, I added the meat combo, making it more of a Ragu sauce. I like the heartiness of it a lot and found it quite satisfying as it is, and also on top of our ultra low carb pancakes! I’ll admit, it took a few tries to get the temp and timing just right so that the eggs were just the right amount of perfect. And each attempt was utterly worth it. Let’s just say that I ate my fair share of over-cooked eggs before the perfect balance was finally found. The meat combo, slight spiciness of the sauce and then, those eggs! What more could you ask for?
Well, there is one thing…
This dish is definitely best when gobbled up right after it’s pulled out of the oven, when those soft yolks are still, well, soft. So if you know you’re not going to be eating right away, I suggest you prep the meat sauciness ahead of time (and the pancakes too if you’d like to include those) and then crack those eggs in when you’re just about ready to eat. And in that instance, the meaty sauce might be even better as all those yummy flavors get the chance to marry a little more. Okay…off to eat and likely sing some Beyoncé as I clean up the kitchen!
Nutritional Data for Ultra Low Carb Eggs in Ragu-tory