Easy Baked Mushrooms With Ricotta Omelettes – A Superfoods Breakfast

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Most Aussies are mushroom maniacs, and I’m one of them.

I put mushrooms into my book The Superfoods Index as they really are good for you, here’s what I wrote:

Mushrooms

Regarded as a health food for millenia by the Chinese, the nutritional qualities of the mushroom and their rich flavour are now far more fully appreciated in the west.

Neither a plant nor an animal, mushrooms form a separate food group, the fungi, and have unique properties.

Most common forms you will find are white button mushrooms, large white field ushrooms, brown mushrooms and portobello mushrooms.

* Just 100mg a day of mushrooms has been shown to reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer

* Very low in calories

* Mushrooms can stimulate the immune system

* Good source of selenium, potassium, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin D

* Source of vitamin D

* provide bulk in the diet and help you feel full

Buy fresh, or pick wild ones if you are SURE you know which ones are edible

Store in the fridge, in the clingwrapped packaging they came in or in brown paper bags.

Cook roast button mushrooms whole in a hot oven, slice and stirfry, add to salads, stews and casserols, mushrooms soups are excellent

Eat mushrooms for breakfast, start your day the nutrition packed way

Enjoy the texture of mushrooms as much as the flavour 

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Here’s a recipe that I love, it’s from is from Australian Mushrooms Growers. There are heaps of good recipes on that site.

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Easy Baked Mushrooms With Ricotta Omelettes
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Ingredients
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 250gr button mushrooms
  • 1 lemon, rind finely grated, juiced
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 125gr piece fresh ricotta, crumbled
  • 3 tbs chopped chives
  • 2tbs finely grated parmesan
  • Creme Fraiche and baby spinach leaves to serve
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 230 degrees fan forced, and lightly grease large non-stick roasting pan. Add the mushrooms to the hot pan, spray with oilve oil and drizzle over lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, shake to coat the mushrooms. Roast 10-15 minutes until mushrooms are tender.
  2. Mix egg yolks, ricotta, chives, parmesan, lemon rind and salt and pepper together with a fork. Use a hand mixer to whisk the eggs to stiff peaks, then gently fold into the egg yolk mixture.
  3. Heat a large non-stick, ovenproof frying pan over medium-low heat. Spray the pan with oil and place four lightly greased egg rings in the pan. Spoon 2 tablespoons mixture into each ring and cook for 3 mins. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake a further 5 minutes or until puffed and light golden on top.
  4. To serve, place 2 omelettes on each plate. Top with a dollop of creme fraiche, spinach and serve with mushrooms.

  Click here to download a PDF of this recipe with the photos


My Notes

Mushrooms baked with lemon taste fantastic! The lemon juice burnt all over the bottom of the tin, I’ll use baking paper next time.

I don’t have a frying pan that can go into the oven and made a mess trying to flip them. I also forgot to grease the rings- oops.

I did manage to transfer some omelettes in rings from the frying pan to the roasting pan.

Didn’t have chives which was a shame, nor creme fraiche!

Next time I might make these with my usual ricotta pancakes as I think that would work well and no whisking of egg whites involved.

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The raw ingredients

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Mushrooms ready to roast

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Eggs yolks, ricotta etc

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Egg whites with yolk mixture gently folded in

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Off to a good start with the omelettes

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But disaster struck as I couldn’t bake them in the oven in this frying pan, tried to flip them in the pan but….

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They worked fine as small round omelettes in the pan though.

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I did manage to transfer these omelettes from pan to tin and bake them in the oven.

They did taste great, all’s well that ends well.

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Have you baked a mushroom recently?

Do share your favourite mushroom recipe in the comments and leave links, I’d love to try some new recipes.

 

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Posted on: April 16, 2014

7 Comments

  • Reply April 16, 2014

    GourmetGetaways

    YUM!

    I wish I was eating that right now, it looks so delicious!! I love baked mushrooms with butter and garlic especially, so easy and delicious. Your omelette looks amazing too 😉
    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

    • Reply April 16, 2014

      Seana Smith

      Oh thank you, I do love a decent mushroom, and time to take a photo ie shot this when no kids around. The omelettes were fiddly though, but good and healthy. Hope you all have a happy Easter.

  • Reply April 17, 2014

    Muza-chan

    Looks delicious, thank you for the recipe, Seana 🙂

    • Reply April 18, 2014

      Seana Smith

      Delighted!

  • Reply April 18, 2014

    Desire Empire

    Super food indeed. I eat lots of mushrooms, they are lovely cooked in butter and garlic with a little parsley thrown in at the end. Put them on toast and I am in heaven.
    Carolyn

    • Reply April 18, 2014

      Seana Smith

      Oh me too, and yet I rarely just cook them up like that. I had some fab mushrooms when away this week, cooked with toms and other veggies and then with feta and haloumi – top brekkie.

  • Reply April 19, 2014

    Hotly Spiced

    I love mushrooms. I know they’re good for you and your list is a good reminder. This looks like the breakfast of champions xx

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