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Mario Batali's Eggs in Hell

New Year Noms

The celebrity chef whips up some of his favorite dishes.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Celebrity chef and "The Chew" co-host Mario Batali runs a global restaurant empire for a reason—the man makes good food. Start your New Year off right with one of his recipes for eggs in hell.


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 Serrano chiles, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups Basic Tomato Sauce
  • 6 eggs
  • 3-4 basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup Gaeta olives, pitted but left whole
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Cacio di Roma cheese
  • Coarse sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Serve with Crusty Bread
  • Cooking Directions

    In a 12- to 14- inch cast iron skillet, combine olive oil, onion and chilis and cook over medium heat until just wilted, about 1 minute to keep some bite to the onions and freshness to the chiles.

    Add tomato sauce, and bring it to the boil. Then turn the heat down to a simmer.

    Carefully crack the eggs into the pan, keeping them whole and separated. Cook until the whites have set but the yolk is still runny, 4 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

    The eggs can be served at the table directly from the skillet. Serve the eggs with a few Gaeta olives strewn over top. Tear the basil leaves and sprinkle them over the eggs with freshly grated cheese and a tiny drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.

    Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: tomato sauce, eggs, basil, olives

    Course: Breakfast, Brunch

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