On Sunday morning I made one of my favourite breakfasts. Now, I know many people will have been put off already just by the ‘M’ word in the title but I really do urge you to give it a try! Mr MAC was a Marmite hater until we met (and still is to an extent!) but I gave him this dish without telling him what was in it and now he loves it! (I have tried this technique on him with a lot of different dishes and in the main, it does work! I have failed to trick him on occasion though – especially when I tried telling him that a pork fillet was a chicken dish and serving him a dessert with coffee in it thinking he wouldn’t notice!!!)
I LOVE Marmite. For me, it is the ultimate comfort food. When I was little, I went through a stage of only eating Marmite on toast and Marmite and cheese sandwiches much to the dispar of my ever so patient Mother. Luckily, I outgrew that phase but even now when I am feeling a bit poorly, all I want is Marmite on toast. I really do urge you to try it and if you can’t bare to have it just on toast, try this recipe!
Anyway, back to my Sunday morning breakfast. Recipe below….
A nice piece of wholemeal bread
A large handful of mushrooms (whatever type you have in)
A clove of garlic, crushed
Salt and pepper
Tbsp half fat creme fraiche
Spray a frying pan with fry light
When hot, add the garlic and cook for a minute or so
Add the mushrooms and cook for five minutes
When the mushrooms and pretty much cooked. Add a teaspoon of Marmite, a generous amount of pepper, and salt.
Stir the Marmite through and ensure all the mushrooms are coated, meanwhile, toast your bread.
When the toast is cooked, take the mushrooms off the heat and stir through the creme fraiche (I also add some basil or thyme at this stage if I have some in!). Top the toast with the mushroom mixture and enjoy!
As you will probably see from one of my other recent posts (Leftovers Stroganoff), this is the perfect breakfast to have the week of making a stroganoff as you will have all the ingredients in! Again, this dish is fairly low-fat and healthy. You could make it even lighter by substituting the crème fraiche with fromage frais but you will have to be careful that it doesn’t split.
A breakfast dish that is quick and filling and a way of turning Marmite haters into lovers!