Mushroom Toast with Fried Egg

You can sauté the mushrooms in advance, if you like; reheat the mushrooms with a tablespoon or two of water to warm and loosen them.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound mushrooms, sliced (button, cremini, shiitake, baby portabella, or a mix)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock, or more if needed
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons butter, plus extra for buttering the toast
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 slices bread, any favorite kind

Special equipment:


1 Cook the mushrooms: In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the shallot, garlic, mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, or until the mushrooms release their juices.

Turn the heat to medium-high and continue cooking, stirring often, until all the mushroom liquid evaporates. This intensifies their flavor.

2 Add the stock and parsley: Add the chicken stock and 1 tablespoon of the parsley. Cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Add more chicken stock, if needed, to make a mixture that is a little saucy, but not overly liquidy. Transfer to a bowl, cover loosely, and keep warm. Wipe out the skillet.Mushrooms on toast recipe cook the mushrooms

4 Fry the eggs: In the skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Drop the eggs into the skillet and sprinkle them lightly with salt and pepper. Cook 1 minute. Cover the skillet and cook 2 minutes more, or until the whites are just set but the yolk is still runny. (Cook a little longer if you prefer more firmly-set yolks.)

5 While the eggs are frying, toast the bread: Transfer to individual plates when done and butter. Cut in half, if desired.

4 Serve: Divide the mushrooms among the plates. Top with an egg. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons parsley, to garnish.

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  • Petrokin

    Try this; half a cup of lard, or oil, brought to a heat that spits when you drip a spot of water into it. Drop the egg into the oil/lard. It will sizzle up and give a nice crispy edge. When the albumen has turned white, using a spoon, splash the oil over the yolk until it turns white. A nice alternative, sprinkle grated cheese ove rthe yolk before splashing!

  • Shirley

    I don’t like lacy fried eggs. At what temperature do I set to fry the eggs – low, simmer, medium? I think I’d like to add some shredded cheese to this recipe as I do love my mushroom and cheese omelet. What do you think?

    • Emma Christensen

      Hi, Shirley! Emma here, managing editor. This recipe makes a fairly soft fried egg, so I think you’ll be fine following the directions. Medium heat is good. I’d sprinkle some cheese over top while everything is hot. Enjoy!

  • Rosie

    Looks so simple and delicious! Question, is there a typo in step 2? “Add more chicken stock, if needed, to make a mixture that is a little saucy, but overly liquidy.” Should it be not overly liquidly?

  • Sandy S

    This is so good! It’s quietly simple and quick to make and yet so good!