A Humble Dinner

eggs in tomato sauceThis was a worknight dinner when I was too harried to do much.  But I had farm fresh eggs (Cherry Grove), excellent spicy Neapolitan (or “Napoletano”) salami from Salumeria Biellese (they sometimes sell their products at local Slow Food events), and a jar of very simple marinara sauce.  (I could have just used plain canned tomatoes, too.)

I cubed some salami and sautéed it briefly in a skillet with a splash of olive oil.  I poured in some marinara sauce and as soon as it started to simmer, plopped two eggs into the sauce to poach, and covered it over low heat. 

While that simmered gently for about 5 minutes, I toasted a thick slice of country bread (from Blue Rooster Bakery in Cranbury) and had that waiting in the bottom of my bowl (which I splurged on years ago in a French ceramics shop in Old Montreal).  When the egg whites were just opaque, I slid the skilletfull over the bread and sprinkled on a little Parmesan.  It was delicious, but I never even thought to take the picture until I was nearly through!

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2 thoughts on “A Humble Dinner

  1. I’m not sure when they might be in the area next, but it might be worth a phone call to ask them. They were participating in the Rutgers Farmers Market, as their son Paul Valetutti studies there, and he runs the Rutgers Slow Food Chapter. I always wish they’d bring their pancetta and guanciale to the markets. I loved your salami and cheese post after your visit to the Tre Piani market this winter!

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