Leeks and Mushrooms With Cheesy Toasts and Fried Eggs {A Meatless Monday Recipe

Leeks and Mushrooms With Cheesy Toasts and Fried Eggs {A Meatless Monday Recipe

I’m gonna share with you a Meatless Monday recipe for Leeks and Mushrooms with Cheesy Toasts and Fried Eggs, but before I do. I have a funny story to tell you…

This weekend, I walked out onto the front porch to see how the air felt outside. I was admiring the new grasses and other greens trying to grow on our pitiful front hill thanks to all the rain we’ve been getting. As I turned to go back inside I heard a critter rustle around in the dried leaves underneath the porch.

I ran inside and hollered at David: “There’s a critter underneath the porch!!”

David disappeared and came outside a few minutes later with a gun, thinking it could be that pesky groundhog that keeps digging under our steps. We stood there quietly looking around to see if anything had run out without us seeing it. We were just about to give up when David spotted a small little bunny running up underneath a bush in front of our porch.

Leeks and Mushrooms With Cheesy Toasts and Fried Eggs, this really yummy big plate of fried eggs, cheesy toasts, and scrumptious sautéed leeks and mushrooms. It is simple, comforting, and can be eaten for supper as well as for breakfast or brunch. | TheMountainKitchen.com

We see all kinds of predators on the mountain and we are always surprised to see rabbits. This little guy is so little and CUTE!! If you recall, he’s not the first animal to seek refuge from predators on our front porch.

He was quite patient with me and gave me permission to take his picture. Taking pity on this sweet little bunny, I sprinkled some shredded carrots on the ground beside the porch. I sure hope he will hang around.

Leeks and Mushrooms With Cheesy Toasts and Fried Eggs, this really yummy big plate of fried eggs, cheesy toasts, and scrumptious sautéed leeks and mushrooms. It is simple, comforting, and can be eaten for supper as well as for breakfast or brunch. | TheMountainKitchen.com

“I wish I could stroke him and pet him and call him George…”

If you ever watched Loony Tunes as a child you’ll know where that quote is from

Leeks and Mushrooms With Cheesy Toasts and Fried Eggs, this really yummy big plate of fried eggs, cheesy toasts, and scrumptious sautéed leeks and mushrooms. It is simple, comforting, and can be eaten for supper as well as for breakfast or brunch. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Ok, enough about the bunny! Today for Meatless Monday, I want to share this really yummy big plate of fried eggs, cheesy toasts, and scrumptious sautéed leeks and mushrooms. It is simple, comforting, and can be eaten for supper as well as for breakfast or brunch.

Here’s how I made it:

Leeks and Mushrooms With Cheesy Toasts and Fried Eggs, this really yummy big plate of fried eggs, cheesy toasts, and scrumptious sautéed leeks and mushrooms. It is simple, comforting, and can be eaten for supper as well as for breakfast or brunch. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat; add the cleaned leeks and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Leeks and Mushrooms With Cheesy Toasts and Fried Eggs, this really yummy big plate of fried eggs, cheesy toasts, and scrumptious sautéed leeks and mushrooms. It is simple, comforting, and can be eaten for supper as well as for breakfast or brunch. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 7 to 8 minutes; transfer to a plate; set aside.

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the same skillet (don’t worry about cleaning the pan) over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute or until fragrant (do not brown). Add the mushrooms and oregano and cook, tossing occasionally, until they are golden brown and tender, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Leeks and Mushrooms With Cheesy Toasts and Fried Eggs, this really yummy big plate of fried eggs, cheesy toasts, and scrumptious sautéed leeks and mushrooms. It is simple, comforting, and can be eaten for supper as well as for breakfast or brunch. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Reduce the heat to low, add the leeks back into the pan with the mushrooms and add in the spinach and cook, folding the spinach into the mushroom mixture until it begins to wilt; about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Set aside.

Leeks and Mushrooms With Cheesy Toasts and Fried Eggs, this really yummy big plate of fried eggs, cheesy toasts, and scrumptious sautéed leeks and mushrooms. It is simple, comforting, and can be eaten for supper as well as for breakfast or brunch. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Meanwhile, preheat the broiler.

Line a broiler-proof baking sheet with foil, place the slices of bread onto it and sprinkle with cheese. Broil until the cheese starts to brown, 1 to 2 minutes.

Leeks and Mushrooms With Cheesy Toasts and Fried Eggs, this really yummy big plate of fried eggs, cheesy toasts, and scrumptious sautéed leeks and mushrooms. It is simple, comforting, and can be eaten for supper as well as for breakfast or brunch. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Heat a clean non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the butter to the pan and melt. Swirl the pan as the butter melts to evenly coat the surface of the pan. Wait until it starts to foam and begins to foam and sizzle. Crack the egg into a small bowl, measuring cup or ramekin first to make sure the egg is good. This will also make it easier to transfer the egg into the pan intact. Slip the egg into the pan. Cook 3 to 4 minutes. The whites will start to set, followed by the yolk. Cover the skillet with a lid (the steam from the egg and the butter will gently cook the top). Cook to desired doneness.

Leeks and Mushrooms With Cheesy Toasts and Fried Eggs, this really yummy big plate of fried eggs, cheesy toasts, and scrumptious sautéed leeks and mushrooms. It is simple, comforting, and can be eaten for supper as well as for breakfast or brunch. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Remove from heat. Gently slide a spatula under the egg and transfer the egg to a plate served with the cheesy toast and leeks and mushrooms mixture.

Leeks and Mushrooms With Cheesy Toasts and Fried Eggs, this really yummy big plate of fried eggs, cheesy toasts, and scrumptious sautéed leeks and mushrooms. It is simple, comforting, and can be eaten for supper as well as for breakfast or brunch. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Leeks and Mushrooms With Cheesy Toasts and Fried Eggs, this really yummy big plate of fried eggs, cheesy toasts, and scrumptious sautéed leeks and mushrooms. It is simple, comforting, and can be eaten for supper as well as for breakfast or brunch. | TheMountainKitchen.com

You know, I got thinking while eating my leeks and mushrooms with cheesy toasts and fried eggs… I hope that little bunny didn’t eat too many of those carrots. He could have had a growth spurt while he sleeping under the porch and get stuck in the lattice around the bottom of the porch…

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Leeks and Mushrooms With Cheesy Toasts and Fried Eggs, this really yummy big plate of fried eggs, cheesy toasts, and scrumptious sautéed leeks and mushrooms. It is simple, comforting, and can be eaten for supper as well as for breakfast or brunch. | TheMountainKitchen.com
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Leeks and Mushrooms With Cheesy Toasts and Fried Eggs

This really yummy big plate of fried eggs, cheesy toasts, and scrumptious sautéed leeks and mushrooms is simple and can be eaten any time of day
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Vegetarian / Meatless Monday
Keyword cheesy toast, fried eggs, leeks, mushrooms
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 482kcal
Author Debbie

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 2 cups leeks chopped with white and light green parts (3 small/medium leeks)
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 8 ounces Portobello mushrooms quartered
  • 10 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 ounces Gruyère or Swiss cheese sliced or shredded
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat; add the leeks and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 7 to 8 minutes; transfer to a plate; set aside.
  • Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the same skillet (don’t worry about cleaning the pan) over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute or until fragrant (do not brown). Add the mushrooms and oregano and cook, tossing occasionally, until they are golden brown and tender, about 3 to 5 minutes. Then, reduce the heat to low, add the leeks back into the pan with the mushrooms and add in the spinach and cook, folding the spinach into the mushroom mixture until it begins to wilt; about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the broiler.Line a broiler-proof baking sheet with foil, place the slices of bread onto it and sprinkle with cheese. Broil until the cheese starts to brown, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Heat a clean non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the butter to the pan and melt. Swirl the pan as the butter melts to evenly coat the surface of the pan. Wait until it starts to foam and begins to foam and sizzle.
  • Crack the egg into a small bowl, measuring cup or ramekin first to make sure the egg is good. (This will also make it easier to transfer the egg into the pan intact.) Slip the egg into the pan. Cook 3 to 4 minutes. The whites will start to set, followed by the yolk.
  • Cover the skillet with a lid (the steam from the egg and the butter will gently cook the top). Cook to desired doneness. Remove from heat. Gently slide a spatula under the egg and transfer the egg to a plate served with the cheesy toast and mushroom/leek mixture.

Nutrition

Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 509mg | Potassium: 836mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 156.9% | Vitamin C: 32.7% | Calcium: 29.7% | Iron: 34.9%
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