Mushroom & Spinach Scrambled Eggs recipe

We’re at it again! Sharing delicious South African Mushroom Farmer’s Association recipes with you for the weekend.

Spend some time in the kitchen this weekend with the easy and tasty Mushroom & Spinach Scrambled Eggs recipe. Who said breakfast should be boring? This smoky scramble should do the trick – it’s almost an omelette, without the stress.

Mushroom & spinach scrambled eggs with smoked mozzarella & paprika

Ingredients: (serves 1)

30 ml butter

2-3 large brown mushrooms, sliced

a handful baby spinach leaves (optional)

3 XL eggs, whisked

1/2 cup grated smoked mozzarella

salt & pepper, to taste

smoked paprika, for sprinkling


  • Heat the butter in a pan and fry the mushrooms until golden. Add the spinach and fry for half a minute until it just starts to wilt.
  • Add the eggs and stir to scramble. While the eggs are still slightly runny, sprinkle the cheese over and cover with a lid to melt.
  • After a minute, remove the lid and season with salt, pepper and a sprinkle of paprika. Transfer to a plate and serve at once.

The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association (SAMFA) was formally established in 1984.

As the leading mushroom industry body in South Africa, it was appropriate for SAMFA to host to the XVIIth International Congress on the Science and Cultivation of Edible Mushrooms in Cape Town, South Africa during May 2008.  Scientists, growers, researchers, suppliers, marketers, educators and partners flocked to the Mother City to attend this prestigious event which brilliantly showcased the latest in mushroom production and marketing technology from all the very best suppliers and farmers from around the globe.

But in addition to hosting world-class events, SAMFA, as the collective voice of the industry, has a number of key objectives:

  1. To promote the South African mushroom industry
  2. To increase the consumption of fresh cultivated mushrooms through the generation of ongoing publicity in the leading media (national and regional TV, radio, newspapers, consumer magazines and the trade press). This includes teaching new consumers about the benefits of eating mushrooms
  3. To provide representation and liaison at all levels, both national and international, with all relevant official bodies and to protect the common interests of members
  4. To establish affiliations with relevant bodies to the advancement of the industry
  5. To promote research and education of fresh cultivated mushrooms and to raise funds for such research and education
  6. To establish and maintain communications with members and to disseminate information through news letters conferences and tours
  7. To confidentially collect and compile statistics relevant to the industry and report back to the industry

SAMFA is funded by its members who are mostly mushroom growers, industry suppliers and trade alliances.

As part of its promotions and marketing effort, SAMFA continuously nurtures relationships with food, lifestyle and health editors, ensuring that they have the latest information on all aspects of mushrooms including developments in the increasingly important health arena.

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