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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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16 comments for Stuffed and Baked Baby Portabellas »

  1. Indira!
    Great job grlfirend, I LOVED it! that was absolutely perfect!!!!!

    The mushrooms look really yummy :)

    Comment by clare eats — October 3, 2005 @ 11:10 pm

  2. ohmygod. i’ve heard of stuffed mushrooms but never portobello mushrooms. that picture is incredible and that looks so good. i just got home from dinner but i want a bite of that immediately! (just found your blog off of food porn)

    Comment by mona — October 4, 2005 @ 12:01 am

  3. Yay! Nice and early, too…I think you did a fine job with the song; there’s no accounting for taste, eh?

    Comment by Stephanie — October 4, 2005 @ 12:50 am

  4. Clare… I felt so happy seeing your comment. Thanks!

    Hi Mona…Thanks for the visit and the comment. They are quite easy to make and the baby portabellas really held the stuffing and egg white very well. Thanks again!

    Stephanie…Vijaya Dasami (Dasera), our festival starts from today, we don’t cook meat and poultry for 9 days in our house, so the early entry.
    Thanks for selecting such a fun theme. I really had fun with the song.

    Comment by Indira — October 4, 2005 @ 8:44 am

  5. Oh, that looks delicious! Kudos on your first stuffed mushrooms!

    Comment by Barbara — October 4, 2005 @ 1:07 pm

  6. I love stuffed mushrooms! It’s so easy to vary the ingredients, too.

    Comment by Beth - The Zen Foodist — October 4, 2005 @ 2:21 pm

  7. Indira, am a mushroom lover….now this recipe and the photo especially has made to cook the same…wonder if it would turn outthe same way it looks here :)

    but thanks though! :)

    Comment by IBH — October 4, 2005 @ 6:18 pm

  8. Looks just beautiful! I love the idea of a potato base…looks like a cup and saucer…cute!

    Comment by Nupur — October 4, 2005 @ 8:46 pm

  9. Barbara, Beth and Nupur… Thanks for your comments.

    IBH… They really turned out like that. No gimmciks, these photos are. Vijay who likes mushrooms a lot, liked these ‘baby’ portabellas very much. Don’t hesitate to try them out. Thanks!

    Comment by Indira — October 4, 2005 @ 10:18 pm

  10. Indira, I was really meaning how my mushrooms will turn out if I cook..that is what I meant…am sorry if I was not being articulate!

    I always look in ur page for my cooking..especially I have tried out ur egg bonda,black eyed peas kura and the sago payasam…(sweet) they have all come out very well and a hit with my hubby :)

    but what I really meant by my comment was whether my mushroom will turn out the way ur mushrooms have come out!:)

    Thanks a bunch for all ur recipes! I will defly try this out this week end!

    Comment by IBH — October 5, 2005 @ 8:43 am

  11. IBH… I was just reassuring you to try this recipe. Please, no offense was taken by your earlier comment.
    And thanks so much for trying out the recipes and am glad you liked them.

    Comment by Indira — October 5, 2005 @ 9:28 am

  12. Hi Indira

    I am a regular reader of your website, but never have left a comment. Maybe I am too lazy :-)
    I tried quite a few of your recipes. I tried to make this stuffed portabella mushrooms yesterday.
    I never had made whole mushrooms before (always opting for canned variety).

    I found that portabella mushrooma have a layer of black mossy thing on the inside surface. Do you have to remove this fully? I removed and scraped till the whole mushroom was in pieces and I could no longer stuff it, so i just stir fried it :-(
    Please do let me now how you cleaned the black layer?
    Thanks a lot for all your recipes

    Comment by lovetree — March 16, 2006 @ 3:01 pm

  13. Hi Indira

    I posted this comment just now, But its not been seen..
    I am a regular reader of your website, but never have left a comment. Maybe I am too lazy :-)
    I tried quite a few of your recipes. I tried to make this stuffed portabella mushrooms yesterday.
    I never had made whole mushrooms before (always opting for canned variety).

    I found that portabella mushrooma have a layer of black mossy thing on the inside surface. Do you have to remove this fully? I removed and scraped till the whole mushroom was in pieces and I could no longer stuff it, so i just stir fried it :-(
    Please do let me now how you cleaned the black layer?
    Thanks a lot for all your recipes

    Comment by Lovetree — March 16, 2006 @ 3:10 pm

  14. Hi Indira,
    I’ve preapred this one and my toddler just loved it..Thanks a loot.

    Indira replies:
    You are welcome, Annita. Vijay, my husband also loves and often prepares them himself. Very easy, isn’t it?

    Comment by Annita — March 17, 2006 @ 4:49 pm

  15. Lovetree, leave that black mossy stuff alone! :) All mushrooms have that sort of frill layer in it, it is perfectly fine to eat and has great flavor. The only real interest you will have with the frill layer is to wash it well as it can hold dirt.

    Comment by justme — August 4, 2007 @ 8:56 am

  16. I adore the way you made your site and giving new recepies and information about different products.

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