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Yield:

8 Servings (2 eggs per person)

Butter Poached Eggs in Tomato Basil Sauce

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tblsp sugar
  • 1 tbl. basil
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 8 - 1/2 pats butter
  • 16 eggs
  •   salt and pepper

Directions

For best results, make sauce night before.

Sauce
Combine in sauce pan:
4 oz. can tomato paste
1/4 cup water
2 tbl. sugar
1 tbl. basil
1 tsp. Italian seasoning

Simmer for 30 minutes and refrigerate over night.
Reheat next morning and adjust seasonings to taste.

Butter Poached Eggs
8 - 1/2 pats of butter
16 eggs
salt and pepper

Put pat of butter and dash of salt and pepper in the bottom of 8 ramekins. Place ramekins in large shallow pan(s) of simmering water. When butters is melted break 2 eggs into each ramekin. Cover and continue simmering until done.

Assemble
Invert Eggs onto individual serving plates and surround with warmed Tomato Basil Sauce. Garnish eggs with fresh sprig of thyme.
Accompany with your favorite breakfast potatoes.
We prefer our Mesquite Seasoned - Baked Potato Slices.