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Egg and Mushroom Breakfast Roll

Egg and Mushroom Breakfast Roll

The recipe for a breakfast roll may be summarised as follows: “Stuff whatever fried objects you’d like for breakfast into a crusty bread roll”. In this case, the fried objects are pieces of shredded omelette and a mushroom, garlic and onion mix. For more detailed instructions, should you need them, see below.

You’ll need:
  • butter for frying and for spreading on the bread roll(s)
  • 75g onion (about half a medium-sized onion), sliced into fine half rings
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • small pinch of dried thyme
  • 100g mushrooms (I used a mix of chestnut and oyster mushrooms), wiped clean and sliced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tblsp chopped flat leaf parsley
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tblsp finely grated parmesan
  • 1 baguette / crusty bread roll, around 25cm long (or use 2 smaller rolls)
You’ll also need:
  • 2 frying pans, one small (around 20cm diameter) for cooking the egg and a larger one (mine was around 24cm) for the onions and mushrooms.
The Steps:
  • Place the larger frying pan over a medium heat and, when hot, add about 1 tblsp butter and allow to melt.
  • Add the onions to the pan and stir and fry for around 6-8 minutes, or until they have softened and are starting to develop brown spots.
  • Add the garlic and thyme and stir and fry for another minute or so.
  • If the pan is very dry at this point, you can add a little more butter, then add the mushrooms.
  • Fry (but avoid stirring too much), allowing the mushrooms to brown on the pan. The mushrooms will release some liquid (how much will vary, depending on the mushrooms used). Continue to fry until there is very little liquid left, maybe around 8-10 minutes in total.
  • While the mushrooms are frying, break the egg into a small bowl and whisk lightly. Stir in half of the chopped parsley and season with a little salt and a couple of twists of black pepper.
  • Place your small frying pan over a medium-high heat and, when hot, add about a tsp of butter and allow to melt.
  • Now add your beaten egg, swirl it around the pan, then fry for 2-3 minutes, until there is no liquid egg left. Turn the omelette, sprinkle with the parmesan and cook for another 2 minutes or so.
  • Remove from the heat and slice the omelette into thin strips, around 0.5cm wide.
  • When the mushrooms and onions are done, remove from the heat, season with some salt and black pepper and stir in the remaining parsley.
  • Now split your bread roll(s), butter as liberally as you desire, and stuff with the shredded omelette, mushrooms and onions. Enjoy with a big mug of tea.
The Variations:
  • Of course you can add some good ketchup or other condiments of your choice – whatever it is you like with your eggy, mushroomy breakfast.
  • If I were feeling a bit more Asian, I’d skip the thyme and parmesan, replace the parsley with fresh coriander leaves, add some grated ginger to the onions and mushrooms, season with soy sauce instead of salt and spread some sweet chili sauce on the bread. I might need to go and do that right now in fact.
The Results:
  • Breakfast roll for one if you’re very hungry or for two if you feel like sharing.