Meatless Monday: Fried Eggs with Tomato Sauce


If you have been reading this blog for awhile you may think that Sarah and I have an obsession with eggs topped with some semblance of tomatoes? This flavor combination can not be beat and the ease of this recipe below will certainly convert you to the egg and tomato team if you were not already a member.

Fried egg with tomato sauce

Simple pan fried eggs, served on toast, and all topped with warm tomato sauce and fresh basil. The yolk breaks into the sweet-tart tomato sauce, enriching the most sensational gooey sauce to be mop up by bread, ever. Breakfast, lunch or dinner this dish will not disappoint. I’m planning to make this dish on Christmas morning, the bright red tomato sauce and verdant sweet basil will be a colorful celebration of the day.

egg with tomato sauce

Fried Eggs with Tomato Sauce

Serves 1-2

2 pieces of toast (slices from a nice crusty loaf are ideal), buttered if desired

2 eggs

1/2 cup of good tomato sauce

4 large leaves of basil, sliced into ribbons

olive oil, salt and pepper

Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in a pan over medium heat and crack the eggs into the oil. Allow to fry on one side being careful not to burn the whites. Season the eggs lightly with salt and pepper. Meanwhile toast your bread and warm the tomato sauce in a small pot uncovered. When the egg whites are cooked remove from the heat. Place each egg on top of a buttered piece of toast. Spoon the warmed tomato sauce over each egg and top with the ribbons of fresh basil. Serve immediately.

7 Comments on Meatless Monday: Fried Eggs with Tomato Sauce

  1. Julie and Lauren
    December 13, 2010 at 7:59 am (12 years ago)

    Mmm- totally agree. Had that yesterday for brunch!

  2. Anjali
    December 13, 2010 at 11:37 am (12 years ago)

    Yum! I love huevos divorciados, which are fried eggs covered with red and green salsa. Best divorce ever.

  3. Halie
    December 13, 2010 at 4:12 pm (12 years ago)

    This is a team that I can get behind!!!

  4. April
    December 15, 2010 at 12:25 am (12 years ago)

    I finally made the magic simple tomato sauce tonight (and ate it over an egg). Thanks, ladies… a new one for the repertoire.

  5. Rebecca Jean
    December 21, 2010 at 9:28 am (12 years ago)

    This certainly would be festive Christmas morning. Super quick too! Don’t want to take away from the present opening. Kids can only wait so long you know.

    I host a weekly Meatless Monday blog carnival. This would be a great post to link to it.

    I invite you to add your meatless posts to the carnival and help spread the Meatless Monday movement!

    ♥ Rebecca Jean
    Midnight Maniac

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