A simple and delicious way to transform fried eggs into a substantial one-dish brunch or snack dish. I read the basic idea for this recipe somewhere recently, then couldn't find it again, but I added to the original idea - which just had garlic sautéed in the oil before adding the eggs - when I made this for brunch yesterday. I used some wonderfully orange-yolked free range eggs which certainly added to the visual appeal! Everyone loved it, and I'll be making this again! The proportions used could, of course, easily be varied.
- Heat the oil and the lemon juice in a non-stick pan and sauté the mushrooms, onion and garlic until they are just beginning to soften.
- Add the eggs, season to taste and fry gently and, if desired, when they are beginning to set, carefully turn them over.
- Transfer the mushrooms, onion and garlic mixture and the eggs to a serving plate or to individual serving plates and sprinkle with the chopped basil.