Stove-baked weekend eggs recipe

A warming weekend breakfast, full of energising protein.

Written by Dr Sandro Demaio
  • Serves: 4


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What to do

    1. Heat a splash of olive oil in a deep frying pan over medium-high, add the onion and pancetta and cook for 5 minutes or until golden. Add the tomatoes, salt and half the basil and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 8–10 minutes until a thick, sticky sauce forms.

    2. Reduce the heat to low. Using the back of a spoon, make four indents in the sauce, then crack the eggs into the indents. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook, untouched, for 5 minutes or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.

    3. Finish with a generous splash of olive oil, scatter with the remaining basil and serve with the toast.

Written by Dr Sandro Demaio

Dr Sandro Demaio trained and worked as a medical doctor at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. He currently co-hosts the ABC TV show Ask the Doctor.

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