Monday, March 13, 2023

Ricotta Toast with Mushrooms, heirloom tomatoes and a fried egg, over medium.

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day!!

Do you remember the days when breakfast was touted as the most important meal of the day?  I do and I agree.  As a kid, I loved to sit down with a big bowl of Captain Crunch and watch Looney Toons.  As an adult, things haven't changed much except the cereal.  I don't eat much of that anymore, but I do watch a bit of Looney Toons every now and then.

Today's breakfast is something that I have made up.  I am not a fan of avocado so I moved my spread to ricotta cheese, however if you prefer avocado, you can easily use that in place of the ricotta.


  • Whole grain bread or any type of bread that you prefer.
  • ricotta cheese
  • fresh mushrooms
  • heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • 1 fresh egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil or butter


  1. Heat small skillet with about two tablespoons of olive oil or butter.
  2. When olive oil or butter is hot, sauté 1/2 cup of fresh mushrooms. (I prefer baby portabella mushrooms, but white mushrooms work just as well) cook until all water is absorbed from the mushrooms.
  3. Add 6-8 heirloom cherry tomatoes, sliced in half, to the pan with the mushrooms and sauté until the tomato skins are wrinkled and the tomatoes are heated through.
  4. Toast one slice of bread to desired doneness.
  5. Remove toast from toaster and spread 2 tablespoons of ricotta cheese on the toast.
  6. In another small skillet heat 1 tablespoon of butter or oil and add the egg to the skillet.
  7. Place sauteed mushrooms and tomatoes on top of the toast.
  8. Remove egg from skillet when cooked to desired consistency. (I prefer my egg "over medium" but you can cook the egg however you would like it).
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste.  I also added a bit of "Naples Drizzle", which is olive oil with crushed red pepper flakes.  I like my food to be a bit spicy but that isn't for everyone.



Drink Pairings

My drink of choice in the morning is coffee...a lot of coffee so that's what I recommend.

If you want a more potent potable, then I would recommend a spicy Bloody Mary or if beer is more what you are looking for, a good breakfast stout would be a good choice. 





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