Mushroom & Egg Tartine

15 minutes
15 minutes
Recipe developed for BC Egg by

This is a wonderfully meaty dish, despite the lack of meat! It’s great for a single serving dinner or lunch, but is easily multiplied for more servings.


  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) canola or olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) minced garlic (optional)
  • 1/2 lb (0.3 kg) assorted mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) spinach leaves
  • 1 slice rustic bread (e.g. French, Italian, sourdough), thickly cut
  • 1 slice Swiss cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium non-stick frying pan, heat oil. Add mushrooms, and garlic if desired. Cook until softened, 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add spinach and a pinch each of salt and pepper; stir to combine. Cook for a minute until spinach has wilted, then push mixture to one side of the frying pan or remove mixture from the pan and keep it warm.
  3. Place bread in the toaster. While bread is toasting, crack an egg into the frying pan. Cook until the white is set and the yolk is cooked as desired. (A runny yolk makes a delicious “sauce” for this dish, but cook the yolk as you prefer.)
  4. Remove toast from the toaster and set on a plate. Place cheese on toast. Spoon mushroom and spinach mixture over cheese, then add fried egg on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, if desired.


Mushrooms – Use white, cremini or an assortment of mushrooms.

Vary the cheese – try Cheddar, Havarti, Monterey Jack, or your favourite type.

Vary the greens – try coarsely chopped Swiss chard or kale. They may need to be cooked a little longer than the spinach.

Vary the egg – Serve with a poached egg instead of a fried egg.

Garnish with chopped fresh herbs (e.g. parsley, thyme, chives).

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