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Why do some Italians put "Hard Boiled Eggs in Pasta Sauce" ?

MariaRN | Jul 16, 201302:08 PM     65

Hi All !
The curiosity is killing me! While reminiscing with my Parents, we started a huge conversation about my Grandmother putting eggs in her Sunday Pasta Sauce. I have NEVER heard or seen anyone do this.
Historically, is there a reason why some Italians or Italian Americans put Hard Boiled Eggs in their Sauce? Is it Regional, Cultural or Economic? I searched the internet and could not find any answers. Most sites mentioned poaching eggs in sauce but, my Grandmother boiled eggs and then put them in the sauce as it was cooking.
Also, Someone mentioned having meatballs with raisins. I have the same questions for raisins, as well.
Thanks for Reading & Happy Chowing!
Maria :)

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