Easy recipes are the best, right? Recently, I was hounded by a few people for a very quick and simple breakfast recipe, which would be under 5 ingredients (excluding salt) that are not difficult to obtain. Taking up the challenge, I made a quick sausage and mushroom stir fry, which is ready under 15 minutes, is tasty and needs minimum prep or ingredients.

You would need 2-3 sausages here – about 100 gm. worth. I used these lovely garlicky sausages from Choice Pork Natural, but you can be a tiger and get what you want. Also, I chopped the sausages, because I like them nice and fried, with crisp edges, but you are well-within your rights to do what you please here – keep them whole, cut in half, diagonals – heck, you can always crumble them up. Sky is your limit. Go touch it now!

sausage and mushroom stir fry

sausage and mushroom stir fry

Anyway, so you also need about 100 gm. of mushrooms. I used button, because now its winter, and the market is filled with such pretty fresh veggies that I weep with joy! I sliced the mushrooms real thick. You would also need a teaspoon of chopped spring onions, if you can find them, salt, pepper, and some butter.

Yes, you heard it. BUTTER.

Stop hyperventilating. Oh, by the way, did I tell you I generally tend to fry eggs with this?

I did not?

Oops.

sausages frying

sausages frying

So, start by heating the butter, about a teaspoon’s worth, and drop your sausages in. Fry over medium heat, stirring, till they are fried to your liking. I like mine well-fried, so it took about 5-6 minutes.

Then, drop in the mushrooms, and fry over high heat for a minute or so, Then add a pinch of salt, cover, and reduce the temperature to a simmer.  Let this cook for another 4-5 minutes. Meanwhile, toast a few breads, fry a couple of eggs – make the rest of the breakfast, basically.

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quick mushroom recipes

Once the mushrooms are done, adjust salt, add some freshly crushed pepper, and top with some spring onion bits while serving.

Now, here are multiple variations of this very simple dish. Customize your basic recipe through these simple suggestions:

  1. Add 1 tablespoon chopped onion to the pan before the mushrooms, fry for a minute before adding the mushrooms. Proceed with the rest of the process.
  2. Add a couple of cloves of minced garlic. Finish with some finely chopped green chillies if you like.
  3. While cooking, drop a couple of eggs right on top of the mix and then, let the eggs firm up.
  4. Adding a few rashers of bacon never went wrong.
  5. Add different vegetables – broccoli, capsicum, tomatoes – who knows where fancy can take you.
  6. Add a large dash of Worcestershire sauce, or light soy sauce. It really brings out the flavours.
  7. Add whatever herb suits your fancy. My heart often goes for dill – yes, I know, I am kooky like that. Try adding some oregano, or some coriander leaves (Cilantro), or plain ol’ parsley.

Basically, sky is the limit, but I had this with buttered toast.

sausage and mushroom stir fry

quick sausage and mushroom stir fry

Written by Poorna Banerjee

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