Sunday, 2 September 2012

Mushrooms on toast


We're making an attempt to eat a bit more healthily, and maybe lose some weight. At this stage, it's smaller portion sizes, trying to reduce the calorie intake and being a bit more mindful of where the calories are coming from. And one thing that sadly doesn't fit that model is a massive fried breakfast on a weekend.

At the same time though, food still has to taste nice and be inviting and on a weekend it should be a bit luxurious. I think these mushrooms on toast fit the bill nicely. I have no idea what the calorie count is, but it is definitely lower than a standard fried breakfast.

As it was just us, I toasted 4 slices of dark rye and walnut sourdough bread on one side under the grill. Then I thinly sliced 30g of soft cheese and melted that onto the untoasted side. I sauteed sliced white mushrooms in a small knob of butter with garlic, tarragon, parsley and a slosh of vermouth, then when the juices had almost evaporated, piled the mushrooms onto the cheesy toast.

10 comments:

The Cat's Mother said...

I love mushrooms & this would be a great start to the day

Sian said...

Fantastic idea - I think I'll have this now!

leaf (the indolent cook) said...

Mmmmmm, the mushrooms look juicy. Plus cheese and bread with walnuts in it... definitely something I can roll with.

Foodycat said...

Mother - it was!

Sian - thank you!

Leafy - the bread was really good.

food hampers said...

You're right, a full English is hard to beat, but this mushroom on toast alternative looks lovely! Making me hungry just looking at it ;)

Angie's Recipes said...

This is exactly something I would LOVE!

Simona said...

Very nice breakfast and very good idea! And dark rye and walnut sounds like something I'd like to make.

Foodycat said...

Food hampers - I could pretty much eat it every day!

Angie - thanks

Simona - you should try it. Really nice flavours! Lovely with figs and prosciutto.

grace said...

i detest mushrooms and childishly refuse to eat anything containing them, but as a credit to your description and preparation, this doesn't sound revolting to me. please don't be offended--that's the highest praise i could ever give a mushroom dish. :)

Caroline said...

That looks like a great breakfast - I love mushrooms. The bread looks really good too - sourdough is perfect for this sort of thing.

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