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Tuscan Scrambled Eggs

Slow cooked tomatoes and onions are the base for this delicious scrambled eggs recipe.

Tuscan Scrambled Eggs
Elise Bauer

I honestly don't know if they serve scrambled eggs this way in Tuscany, but ever since we started making eggs this way, pulled from Tuscany: The Beautiful Cookbook we've called them "Tuscan Eggs".

They are very easy to prepare; the trick is to simmer the tomato and onion sauce for at least a half an hour before adding the eggs. Delicious with toast.

Tuscan Scrambled Eggs

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/4 pound (600g) plum tomatoes, peeled and chopped or one 14-ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 6 eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Method

  1. Cook the onions until golden:

    Heat olive oil on medium heat in a nonstick skillet. Add the onions and cook until translucent, just starting to turn golden in color, about 6 minutes.

  2. Add tomatoes, cook low and slow:

    Add the tomatoes and cook over low heat until the liquid evaporates, about 40 minutes.

  3. Add eggs:

    Whisk the eggs in a bowl until well blended. Season with a little salt and pepper. Add the eggs to the tomato and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, and scraping from the bottom with a wooden spoon.

    Remove from heat as soon as the eggs begin to set, but are still moist, about 3 minutes. Turn out onto a serving plate. Serve immediately.

Recipe adapted from Tuscany: The Beautiful Cookbook.