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Chestnut mushrooms have a crunchy, nutty flavor that’s great for omelettes! I like to add Peri Peri sauce from Trader Joe’s to my Chestnut Mushroom Omelette because it adds a nice kick, but you might like your without the spice!

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Tips For Cooking Mushrooms

Mushrooms are 92% water! When you cook mushrooms, you want to release and evaporate as much water as possible. Do this by cooking the mushrooms in a little bit of water first – without oil or butter . The hot pan will evaporate the water. Now you can add the butter or oil.

My secret ingredient to eggs is creme fraiche, a french-style cultured cream. It’s tangy, creamy and thick, similar to sour cream. In fact, you can substitute sour cream if you don’t have creme fraiche. The creme fraiche adds creaminess and a natural sweetness to the eggs.

Ingredients For This Chestnut Mushroom Omelette Recipe

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ tablespoons creme fraiche
  • 4 ounces chestnut mushrooms, cleaned and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • Generous seasoning of salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese of your choice
  • Drizzle of your favorite creamy hot sauce (optional)

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How To Make A Chestnut Mushroom Omelette Recipe

  1. In a bowl, beat the eggs with the creme fraiche. 
  2. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the mushrooms and the water. Cook the mushrooms in the water for 1-2 minutes, until just starting to wilt, but not completely softened. Chestnut mushrooms will take 2 minutes. Thinner, more delicate mushrooms will only take 1 minute. Do not overcook the mushrooms.
  3. Add in the butter, and saute the mushrooms until just tender. Turn the heat to medium. Add in the egg/creme fraiche mixture. Use a spatula to gently scramble the eggs. The eggs should cook slowly to retain their silky, light texture. Cook until just set. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Season with salt, pepper and fresh parsley. Drizzle with hot sauce, if desired.

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FAQs

Where can I find chestnut mushrooms?

You can often find chestnut mushrooms at the farmer’s market, at your local mushroom farm, or online. 

What are the nutritional benefits of chestnut mushrooms?

Chestnut mushrooms are great for your cells, blood health, and immune system! They also contain glutathione and ergotheonine, two potential anti-aging antioxidants, and have many essential micronutrients.

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More Mushroom Recipes

Chestnut Mushroom Omelette

A light and fluffy, flavorful omelette featuring healthy chestnut mushroom and a tangy hint of creme fraiche.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 11 mins
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 244 kcal

Ingredients
  

Chestnut Mushroom Omelette

  • 3 eggs
  • tbsp creme fraiche
  • 4 oz chestnut mushrooms cleaned and trimmed
  • 2 tbsp water
  • tbsp butter
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper freshly ground
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley minced
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese
  • 1 dash hot sauce your favorite (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, beat the eggs with the creme fraiche. 
  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the mushrooms and the water. Cook the mushrooms in the water for 1-2 minutes, until just starting to wilt, but not completely softened. Chestnut mushrooms will take 2 minutes. Thinner, more delicate mushrooms will only take 1 minute. Do not overcook the mushrooms.
  • Add in the butter, and saute the mushrooms until just tender. Turn the heat to medium. Add in the egg/creme fraiche mixture. Use a spatula to gently scramble the eggs. The eggs should cook slowly to retain their silky, light texture. Cook until just set. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Season with salt, pepper and fresh parsley. Drizzle with hot sauce, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 13gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 279mgSodium: 295mgPotassium: 381mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1051IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 127mgIron: 2mg
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