Loretta Castorini (Olympia Dukakis) makes wicked-good food in Moonstruck. There is one scene in particular where she is cooking breakfast and every time I watch it, I have to pause the movie, and go make what she is making! Or a version thereof. I have to plan accordingly, it's not a movie I can watch hungry! So, throw in Moonstruck, make this dish, and enjoy a bottle of good champagne with a cube of sugar in your flute. (*Watch, you'll see.)
"I have a feeling this is going to be just delicious." - Ronny Cammareri (Nicolas Cage)
Eggs in Purgatory
The Sopranos Family Cookbook
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups canned tomato puree
- 4 fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces (or a pinch of dried oregano)
- salt & freshly ground pepper
- 8 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon parmigiano-reggiano
In medium skillet, cook garlic in oil over medium heat for two minutes or until lightly golden. Add tomatoes, basil, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes until sauce is thickened. Discard garlic.
Break an egg into a small cup. With a spoon, make a well in the sauce and slide the egg into sauce. Continue with remaining eggs. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook for 3 minutes or until eggs are done to taste. Serve hot with crusty bread.**In the movie, she cooks the eggs directly in bread on her griddle, but this recipe is excellent. You can make it for brunch or dinner!