Oct 14, 2009

Egg- mushroom pot pouri

Changing gears. A bit. From poultry, fish and veggies to ....eggs! These are such good things. Easy to make. Delish...with all the vitamins and proteins that you can possibly ask for. An egg contains ~ 75 cals. Good calories. So I am not sure why this extreme stance on using egg whites for cutting calories. A regular muffin from Starbucks has close to 700cal!

Anyways, I am not into cutting into egg calories. Given that there is so little of it in there any which way. And I make something or the other from eggs almost every month. My sister who visited me a couple of weeks ago, has developed this egg fetish :) Apparently it stemmed from the movie,
'Sunflower' (1970). Where Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren makes a cake size omlette from 24 eggs. We wanted to try it. Trust me, 8 of them-- and three of us could not finish it. 3 including R , my sister-- egg mongereres and me (not that bad).

So, while that remains a project for future...there are more realistic things that I make. One of which involves crimini mushrooms. Great to taste. Such a lovely appetizer. And great with sammies too.

So here it is


6 eggs

~ 12 mushrooms- diced into halves
You can use bella, crimini-- whatever is on sale. I used small crimini.

1 medium size onions- chopped

half tsp grated ginger.
You can always substitute with same amount of garlic. Or you half tsp of garlic in addition to ginger :). It will only get better.

1 tsp vinegar

1 tbsf paprika

Jalapeno- diced (optional)

1 tsp coriander powder (optional)
For a fresh feel you can also use fresh coriander or parsley ( if you did not like coriander)

salt and pepper for seasoning

Garnish with green onions, fresh coriander or parsley

Lets get going!

Boil the eggs till hard. Peel them. Here is an age old technique for peeling hard boiled eggs. Drain the hot water and place the eggs instantaneously in cold a water. Drop a few cubes of ice in the water. Wait for 2 minutes. Peel the eggs. It should come off nice and easy. No mess :).
Chop the eggs into small pieces. No worries if they break. Its part of the recipe. How cool is that, (w)hen you can make no mistake ? :)

In a skillet heat oil. Add the onions. Saute till translucent. ~ 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and saute another couple of minutes. Add the jalapeno (if you are using them) and ginger (and/or garlic).Saute for half a minute. Add the chopped eggs. Add the coriander (or any substitution that you are using), paprika and vinegar. Saute everything for a minute. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve as a appetizer. Or..like me you can use it as a fancy filler in sammies :)

Happy eating and healthy living!


Palidor said...

Yum! I absolutely love eggs and could eat them everyday.

Unfortunately, eggs got a bad rap a couple decades back because the yolk contains LDL, or bad cholesterol. However, more recent studies have shown that dietary cholesterol doesn't raise your cholesterol level - only saturated and trans fats do.

Jhonny walker said...

I Totally agree..some of these reported science makes or breaks stuff. With egg it is so unfortunate. I have to say these--natural things cooked fresh with less oil--just cannot be bad for you. I stand to be corrected :)

the ungourmet said...

What a great egg peeling tip! Thanks!! I love eggs!

Nat said...

I go through 2 dozen eggs a week ! Inspite of all the speculation I totally agree with you and think of it as a wonder food ! I let my husband have like 4 a week though, better to be safe than sorry I suppose...

I love your Egg and Mushroom Pot Pouri... Love the name and would serve it on toast for break fast :)... being asian means Spices are welcome any time of day..is'n it ?

Jhonny walker said...

Hey Nat!
whats life without a pinch of spice :)
It would be great on toast!

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds kool, love eggs...essential part of my pantry. Well, cholesterol & fat...on the flip side, yolk is rich in vitamins. Moderation is the key of everything. Nice recipe...

Fairy Footprints said...

Thank you for visiting me today, and your kind words. I hope this day finds you well.


The Japanese Redneck said...

I like all the little tips you always give us.