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Stuffed and Baked Baby Portabellas

I never made stuffed mushrooms until now. As I was browsing through one of those one dollar cookbooks stocked on the checkout line during my weekend grocery shopping, I came upon a great looking stuffed baby portabella photo. That photo compelled me to tryout the accompanying recipe. I changed the ingredients to suit our tastes and tried that recipe this weekend. As I imagined, they came out perfect and Vijay, who couldn’t wait to taste them, gave his seal of approval by finishing all six in one setting. Ahh.. Weekend hunger. I also baked some potatoes and a small frittata (omelet) for me.

Recipe:

Baby Portabella Mushrooms -6
Finely chopped onion, bell peppers and green chilli - to taste
Eggs - 6
Oil and salt - to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.

2. Wash and wipe the baby portabella Baby Portabella Mushrooms stuffed with onion and yellow bell pepper mixture and egg white
mushrooms. Remove the stems and line them on a foil covered baking tray.

3. In a pan, on stove top, over medium heat, saute the onion, bell pepper and green chilli mixture for about 5 minutes or until soft. Stir in the salt.

4. Divide this sauteed onion mixture between mushrooms. Using the back of a spoon, make a depression in the mixture to form a nest. Break an egg into each mushroom (I added only egg white, removed the egg yolk). Top each egg with a small piece of Monterey jack or cheese of your choice.

5. Bake at 350°F/180°C for about 10 to 15 minutes or until egg whites are set and cheese is melted.

6. I also baked round big slices of potato as a side snack.

Stuffed Baby Portabella Mushrooms
Stuffed and Baked Baby Portabella Mushrooms

I think they are perfect entry for this month’s EoMeote event, hosted for first time by lovely Stephanie of Dispensing Happiness. As part of the entry, she asked for a parody of 70’s song to compliment the dish. I remember the “The 60’s’ and ‘The 70’s” series on VH1 on cable. Yes people, most of my pop culture knowledge is from watching VH1 and E True Hollywood Stories on TV. So here I go…Killing the Famous Diana Ross song “baby Love”. (Stephanie, you asked for it!)

Oh. ..eggy eggs.. oh eggy eggs
Stuffed in baby mushrooms,
You tasted so good.
But what happened to your yellows
Why do they smell so awful?
Whatever they did to you
But.. Baby eggs oh.. Baby eggs..
You are always in my fridge,
You are a staple in my diet
I can’t live without you
Oh.. Baby eggs, oh.. eggy eggs

When I sang this parody out loud, Vijay and Kittaya ran into the basement. Ah.. some people, they don’t appreciate the talent. :)

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Vegetables, Mushrooms, Eggs (Monday October 3, 2005 at 9:22 pm- permalink)
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