Mushrooms & spinach with poached eggs
Prep 20 mins | Cook 10 mins | Serves 4
1 tbs olive oil
400g Swiss brown button mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1⁄4 cup chicken stock
2 sprigs thyme
4 free range eggs, at room temperature
4 thick slices sourdough bread, cut on the diagonal
40g baby spinach leaves
STEP 1 Heat oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat until hot. Add mushrooms and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes until mushrooms just soften. Add stock and thyme, reduce heat and gently simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until mushrooms are just tender. Keep warm.
STEP 2 Meanwhile, bring a large frying pan of water to the boil over medium high heat. Break an egg into a small dish, gently ease egg into the water. Repeat using remaining eggs. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the egg white sets and yolk is runny. Gently remove eggs with a slotted spoon and drain on a plate lined with paper towel.
STEP 3 Toast bread. Place toast on serving plates, top each slice with spinach, mushrooms and a poached egg. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
Good for you ... Swiss Brown Mushrooms
Fresh mushrooms differ from vegetables in that they supply mainly B group vitamins rather than contributing vitamin C and carotenoids (which are converted in the body to vitamin A)
They are a source of riboflavin (vitamin B2) and niacin, both of which contribute to the normal release of energy from food. They are also a source of the B vitamins pantothenic acid and biotin which both contribute to normal metabolism of fat.
A source of selenium, a mineral which contributes to the maintenance of hair and nails and the way the body uses iodine in its production of thyroid hormones.