The flavor and color of the lobster mushroom really amp up this hash. Mushrooms for breakfast is a great way to start the day or a mushroom brunch date. We love cook books so from time to time we come across a recipe we just have to share, we may add a little extra oomph to it. We give major thanks to these culinary authors whom make our bellies full of happiness.
Recipe adapted from The Mushroom Lover’s Cookbook and Primer by Amy Farges.
1.Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter in a medium-size (8-inch) heavy nonstick or cast-iron skillet over medium heat until it begins to foam.
2.Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until it begins to brown, about 6 minutes.
3. Add the mushrooms and potato. Cook over medium heat until the mushrooms are softened, about 5 minutes.
4.Stir in the parsley and tarragon. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the hash is well browned and the mushrooms are very tender, about 20 minutes. Scrape the bits that stick to the pan back into the hash.
5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
6.Stir in the cream, if using.
7.Press the hash into an even layer in the skillet. Lower the heat to medium-low and continue cooking until the underside of the hash is crisp, about 5 minutes.
8.Cook your eggs how ever you prefer
9. Spoon the hash out onto a serving plate and keep it warm.
10. If using a cast-iron pan, wipe it out thoroughly.
11.Add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter to the skillet. Pour in the eggs and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, to the desired consistency. Remove the pan from the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.
12.Spoon the eggs next to the hash. Serve immediately.
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup diced onion
12 ounces large fresh or 1-2 ounces rehydrated dried lobster mushrooms, cleaned and diced 1/2 inch (about 2 3/4 cups)
1 1/2 cups cooked, peeled, diced (1/2 inch) russet potato ( A leftover baked russet potato works perfectly in this recipe. If starting from scratch, simmer a scrubbed potato (about 8 ounces) in salted water to cover until tender, about 35 minutes. Drain the potato and cool it completely before peeling and dicing. Simmering the potatos in the mushroom broth from rehydrating dried mushrooms can help infuse more mushroom flavor into the dish.)