Greetings from vacation at the Jersey Shore!
While I absolutely love cooking- even while on vacation- I know some people are either too busy with outings or simply not in the mood to plan an extensive meal while in paradise. And so, I present you with a simple recipe that can please a crowd without a lot of work on your part!
While I list multiple ingredients in this recipe, you only really need three of them: tomato sauce, cabbage, and eggs. The rest are optional (yet totally recommended to boost flavor!)
Italian Eggs over Cabbage (Paleo)
1 tbsp avocado oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp fennel seeds
1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
5 cups cabbage, chopped
2 cups tomato sauce (store-bought or homemade)
salt and pepper, to taste
3 eggs (or more, depending on how many people you’re serving)
Heat oil in a deep skillet (that comes with a lid) and add the garlic and onions. Sauté over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, add in fennel seeds and basil, and cook for 1 more minute. Stir in the chopped cabbage, tomato sauce, and salt and pepper and let cook for 10- during this time, the cabbage will shrink down and become saturated in tomato sauce.
With the back of a spatula, pat down the cabbage to create a flat surface. Crack one of the eggs into a bowl and then gently slide on top of cabbage. Repeat with the remaining eggs. Cover skillet with lid and let eggs cook through (this takes me about 15 minutes). Top with extra basil and serve.