Shiitake Mushroom, Onion, Arugula Open Face Omelette with Hash Browns

Here’s a tasty breakfast recipe using shiitake mushrooms, onion, garlic and other goodies along with hash browns. This recipe makes 2 open face omelettes.


  • 1 bag / package of shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 small / medium onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 handful of Arugula per omelette
  • Fresh sprouts
  • 4 eggs (2 per omelette)
  • ~10 sun gold cherry tomatoes (5 per omelette)
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Coconut oil (for frying hash browns)
  • 1 bag of frozen hash browns – or make them from scratch if you have time.
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Spicy fermented kimchi


Saute veggies

Chop the onion, garlic (finely chop garlic). Remove shiitake stems and slice mushrooms.

In a medium pan over medium heat saute the onions, garlic for a couple minutes in a mix of olive oil and butter. Or if you have a lot of butter just use butter :). After the onions and mushrooms are cooked to your liking ~5 to 10 minutes remove them from the pan and set aside in a bowl.

Cook eggs / make the omelettes

Beat / mix 2 eggs in a medium pyrex measuring cup or bowl, add ~1 to 2 tbs of water if you want to. Add salt and pepper.

Add a little more olive oil and ~1tbs of butter to the medium pan.

Add the beaten eggs and let it sit for a couple minutes. As the eggs cook use a spatula to lift the edges of the omelette and tip the pan so egg runs beneath to fully cook. Keep prying at the edges with a spatula for a few more minutes until the omelette is cooked to your liking. Not runny and not burnt. It will just start to get browned on the bottom. Remove the omelette / carefully slide / dump it onto a plate. Add a little more oil and butter and repeat for second omelette

Hash browns

Hash browns have always been tricky for me. We used frozen hash browns this time. Add ~2Tbs of coconut oil to a large frying pan at medium heat. I tried to get the oil just heated up on low as the eggs started cooking. Then increase the heat of large frying pan to medium. Add the hash browns. Cover for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes remove the cover. Let them cook for a couple minutes more. Use a spatula to flip the hash browns. Starting from the center and doing them in sections seems to work well. Let them cook about 10 minutes more – potentially flipping them one or two more times to ensure they are all cooked.

Plate it up

Once the hash browns are cooked to your liking remove the pan from the heat. Add cooked mushrooms and onions / garlic on top of your egg. Add arugula, sprouts, chopped tomatoes, kimchi or any other goodies you like. Add hash browns to the plate and enjoy 🙂 Add salt and pepper if you like.


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