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Breakfast mushrooms with poached eggs

Recipe from: 1 October 2010
mushrooms and egg

Ingredients 11
Servings 2
Time 5 mins


  • 400
    assorted mushrooms
  • 2
    olive oil
  • 2
  • 1
    pinch of salt
  • 1
    clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1
    thumb-length sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 2
    Verlaque Porcini Mushroom Balsamic Reduction
  • Milled black pepper
  • A little freshly chopped parsley
  • 2
  • 2
    white vinegar, for poaching


10 mins
Wipe the mushrooms with a cloth, and halve or quarter them if they are large.
Heat the oil and butter in a saucepan and add the salt, garlic and rosemary sprig.
Tip in the mushrooms and fry, tossing frequently, over a high flame for 4-5 minutes, or until soft.
Add the vinegar and cook for another two minutes, or until the juices are slightly thickened and reduced.
Season with black pepper, and a little more salt, if necessary, set aside and keep warm.

If you're not confident about poaching eggs — and they are tricky to get just right — use an egg poaching pan or improvise one:  Butter two small, fine teacups (or small metal cups) and place in a deep, lidded frying pan.
Fill the pan with water so that it reaches half-way up the sides of the cups.
Cover and bring to the boil.
Break the eggs into the teacups, replace the lid, and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until done to your liking.
This recipe contains just a little garlic, but if it's not your habit to eat garlic in the morning, feel free to leave it out.

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