Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Scrambled Eggs with Oyster Mushrooms and Garlic Scapes

Scrambled Eggs with Oyster Mushrooms and Garlic Scapes recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Soft scrambled eggs, tender oyster mushrooms, sweet caramelized onions and spicy garlic scapes became an instant favorite for breakfast. My husband and I both enjoyed this meal very much and we didn't share a single bite with the kids. As I was writing this recipe, I realized that a few years ago, I had never laid eyes on the last three things in the title of this point. Well, technically, I had enjoyed caramelized onions many times, but I had never made them at home. Since I started making caramelized onions in the crockpot last year, they have appeared in many every day dishes. They are my favorite vegetable to keep in the freezer. Simply thaw what you need and add it to just about any meal.

Scrambled Eggs with Oyster Mushrooms and Garlic Scapes recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

I couldn’t resist topping our eggs with minced garlic scapes as well. Garlic scapes are the tops of hard neck garlic. They are removed in the spring, in order to allow the garlic bulb to develop instead of just the curly green stem. We were at our cabin this year, when my brother’s garlic scapes were ready to be cut. He brought over a large bag full of them and I’ve been playing with them all week. Garlic scapes are very garlicky when raw, but the heat mellows dramatically when they are heated. I wanted just a tiny bit of a garlic bite to this dish, so I left them raw and tossed a very small amount of minced scapes on top of our eggs.

Scrambled Eggs with Oyster Mushrooms and Garlic Scapes recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

And last of all, check out these mushrooms! They were grown in a DIY mushroom growing kit that some friends gave to us. They were oyster mushrooms and the flavor was fantastic. I’m so glad that I didn’t simply add them to a sauce or a soup. They were the highlight of this simple dish. If you don’t happen to have oyster mushrooms at your fingertips, use baby bellas or white button mushrooms. This was such a simple and delicious breakfast; I know I’ll be making it again using different mushroom varieties in the future.

Scrambled Eggs with Oyster Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions and Garlic Scapes

1 cup mushrooms, chopped or sliced into bite size pieces
1/4 cup caramelized onions, chopped well
1 garlic scape, chopped very fine, about 1 teaspoon chopped (use chives, if scapes are unavailable)
4-5 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Kosher salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

In a large skillet, warm the oil over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté until just tender (the time will vary depending on the mushroom variety). Add the already caramelized onions and stir to combine. Saute about a minute, just until the onions are warm. Remove mushrooms and onions to a small dish.

Melt the butter in the same skillet over low heat. Add the eggs and gently stir only a few times as they slowly cook. This should only take a few minutes. Sprinkle with just a bit of salt and pepper. When the eggs begin to hold together, add the mushrooms and onions back to the skillet. Stir gently to combine and remove from the heat while the eggs are still a bit wet. They will finish cooking in the pan, in the time it takes to serve them. Top the plates with the garlic scapes just before serving. Enjoy!

Scrambled Eggs with Oyster Mushrooms and Garlic Scapes recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


 

7 comments:

  1. You keep posting breakfasts like this and I might show up at your door!! :)

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  2. These are not your average scrambled eggs that's for sure! I love all these fun ingredients that you mixed in. I'd never heard of garlic scapes or tasted oyster mushrooms before a few years ago but now I'm hooked!

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  3. Seriously!?! I want to hang out in your kitchen for a day! You think up the coolest stuff. :)

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  4. I might eat that. Or as you can imagine, I'd be in there with both feet. I'd read last year about using the garlic scapes and had forgotten. When mine make them soon, I'll be sure and try them.

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  5. Gourmet scrambled eggs...yes please! This puts my breakfast this morning to shame. ;)

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  6. I like the sound of this very much indeed. Will have to try this for sure, but I might add bacon to mine. It will be like a cooked breakfast all in one! You have an awesome blog by the way, such original ideas. :)

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  7. I love eggs with mushroom and onions. Looks so yummy!

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