Oyster Mushroom and Basil Egg Skillet

Are you a fan of oyster mushrooms? I have been obsessed with them in the last few weeks of quarantine as I’ve discovered how meaty and delicious they are – especially with eggs! They make a perfect alternative to sausage in a hash – so I sautéed them with basil for this easy work-from-lunch.


  • 1 handful (about 3/4 cup) oyster mushrooms
  • 1 handful basil leaves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • Salt and garlic powder to taste

Estim. Prep & Cooking Time: about 15 mins


  • Heat a little bit of oil in a medium-sized pan on medium heat.
  • Pull oyster mushrooms apart into smaller pieces and add to the pan.
  • Season mushrooms with salt, a healthy amount of garlic powder.
  • Add tomato paste to pan and mix together with mushrooms evenly.
  • Cook for about 5-7 minutes, until the mushrooms begin to brown and are slightly crispy on the edges.
  • Add the basil leaves to the pan and stir. Add more oil if needed.
  • Create a space in the middle of the pan for the egg, and crack the egg into the pan.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and allow to cook for 3-5 minutes (you want to give the egg white time to cook over the yolk, but the yolk to stay runny).
  • Wiggle the pan slightly to make sure the yolk is still soft, and remove from heat when the egg white on top is cooked to your liking.
  • Add additional seasoning to taste, and serve.
  • Don’t forget to take pictures of your meal and tag me on Instagram so I can see it!
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When the body’s craving a break from #quarantinecarbs 😅⁣ ⁣ You make a mushroom and basil skillet and #putaneggonit! 🍳⁣ ⁣ I have been obsessed with oyster mushrooms lately. They’re so meaty and delicious - I love dressing them up with garlic powder and paprika and using them as a meat substitute in everything!⁣ ⁣ What do you like to make with oyster mushrooms? Anything I need to try?⁣ ⁣ P.S. this brunch was totally inspired by a recent skillet by @rainbow_thebrokefoodie 😋 . . . . . #oystermushrooms #oystermushroom #skilletcooking #skilletmeals #skillet #runnyyolk #eggsofinstagram #breakfastlover #brunchrecipe #eggsfordays #eggrecipes #eggsellent #eggporn #egglover #friedegg #eggseggseggs #yolkporn #showmeyoureggs #dmvfood #dcfoodie #eggsforbreakfast #dcdining #dcfoodporn #dcfoodblog #quarantinecooking #quarantinefood #quarantinekitchen #covidcooking

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