Curtis Stone’s Bagel, Egg, and Mushroom Brunch

While the menu options are endless, so are the styles of brunch. Play some nice music, pour through the paper, play a round of croquet, or challenge your dad or a guest to a game of Gin Rummy. After all, brunch is the meal that has something for everyone.

Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, Served On Toasted Bagel with Prosciutto and Poached Eggs
(Makes 4 servings)

Sautéed Wild Mushrooms served on Toasted Bagel with Prosciutto and Poached Eggs



  1. Place large high-sided saucepan on medium heat and fill (nearly) to top with water.
  2. Stir in vinegar and bring to boil.
  3. While water is heating, place large heavy-based fry pan over medium heat.
  4. Add oil and butter and sweat shallots and garlic for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  5. Add mushrooms and sauté for 5 more minutes.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper and toss in parsley.
  7. While mushrooms are cooking, crack one egg into coffee cup or small bowl and then gently transfer the egg to the barely simmering water.
  8. Repeat with three more eggs.
  9. Cook eggs for about 3 minutes, or until whites are set but the yolks are still runny.
  10. Using slotted spoon, carefully remove eggs from the simmering water and set them on paper towel to drain excess water.
  11. Set toasted bagel halves cut side up on 4 plates.
  12. Fold prosicutto over bagels, spoon eggs onto prosciutto and top with a few spoonfuls of mushrooms.
  13. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

SERVING SIZE: ¼ of total yield

Calories: 470
Total fat: 19 g
Carbohydrate: 49 g
Fiber: 5.6 g
Protein:30 g
Sodium:605 mg
Diabetic Exchanges:3 starch/carbs, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 non-starchy vegetable, 3 fat

Photo by Quentin Bacon.