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Friday, October 2, 2015

Amy's "French" Mushrooms & Eggs

French Mushroom & Eggs

I am not an expert in French cuisine by a long shot, but there are some things that I know and LOVE about French cooking:

1.  They love to put eggs on things, and I LOVE eggs, eat 'em all the time!
2.  They love mushrooms, me too
3.  They have amazing wine for drinking, but also love to use it in their cooking = incredible YUM!
4.  They love cheese; need I say more?

So while I ate my lunch today I felt as though I was, dare I say it, eating lunch in a little French bistro (I wish!!!)   Every single bite was pow-wow amazing.  My son kept giving me skeptical glances from across the table unsure how my seemingly messy plate of food could taste so good.  And yet.

If you like this, here is a look at other inspired French dishes using Mushrooms & Eggs!  Here is my somewhat sloppy, yet totally delicious, version:

Amy's French Mushroom & Eggs Recipe (GF: Gluten Free & Vegetarian)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil, just enough to thinly coat pan
2 pints mushrooms, stemmed, washed, dried & sliced (I used regular ol button mushrooms)
1 red onion, chopped
Garlic Powder, to taste (I used 2 tsp)
1 Tbsp unsalted Butter
1-2 Tbsp dry red wine (whichever one you like to drink!)

1/4 cup Arugula confetti (simply pulse dry fresh baby arugula in food processor until 'confetti' like pieces result)
2 Eggs
2 heaping Tbsp Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Coat cast iron pan  with olive oil and put on medium high heat.   Add sliced mushrooms, allowing to brown, stirring occasionally, using a wooden spoon.  Add onions and garlic powder; cook a few more minutes.  When desired doneness is attained, add the butter, mixing until melted.  Turn off heat.  Deglaze pan with red wine.

Cook eggs; I made mine extra over easy, with super runny yolks.  Plate your meal, layering 1-2 cups of mushrooms/ onions*, the arugula confetti, and the eggs.  I then cut up my eggs to allow the yolks to run and mix with mushrooms and then topped it all off with the cheese; yum!

*save remaining mushroom and onion mixture to throw on a pizza later or serve over steak!

+++As always, if you follow a Gluten Free diet because of a serious medical condition, please be sure to double check the ingredient lists of all foods used in these recipes, as Gluten likes to hide in all sorts of things!!