Enjoy this delicious Breakfast Portabellas Recipe with soft boiled eggs, crispy kale, and a creamy hollandaise sauce.

This recipe serves 4.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 bunch / 200g curly leaf kale
  • 4 large portabella mushrooms / mushroom “steaks”

Ingredients for a speedy hollandaise:

  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp water
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 115 g butter
  • 1 pinch of salt



  1. Preheat oven to 180˚C, fan on.

How to make soft-boiled eggs:

  1. Bring a small pot of water to a simmer.
  2. Add the eggs and cook for 6.5 minutes.
  3. Plunge into a bowl of ice water to halt the cooking.
  4. When cool, peel and set aside.

How to make crispy kale:

  1. Place kale in a large mixing bowl and drizzle very lightly with olive oil.
  2. Season well with salt and pepper.
  3. Massage the seasoning into the kale.
  4. Air-fry for 5 minutes at 160˚C or oven-bake at 180˚C, fan on, for 10 min.

How to make roast portabellas:

  1. Brush the portabellas with olive oil and season well with salt and pepper.
  2. Roast in the oven for ± 10 minutes, depending on the size, until juicy and tender.

How to make a speedy hollandaise sauce:

  1. Find a vessel that snugly fits the head of a stick blender (e.g a jar or tall mug). Some stick blenders come with their own.
  2. Combine the egg yolks, water, lemon juice and a pinch of salt in the bottom of the cup.
  3. Melt butter in a small saucepan over high heat, until bubbling. Remove from the heat.
  4. Place the head of the stick blender into the bottom of the cup and turn it on.
  5. With the blender constantly going, slowly drizzle the hot butter into the cup, lifting the stick blender’s head as you pour.
  6. Continue pouring until you have used all the butter and the sauce is thick and emulsified.
  7. Taste to adjust seasoning.

To combine:

  1. Plate the roasted portabellas on a bed of crispy kale.
  2. Slice the boiled eggs and place on top of the mushrooms.
  3. Sprinkle with a pinch of sesame seeds.
  4. Dollop generous spoonfuls of the hollandaise sauce over everything and serve.

Breakfast Portabellas Recipe Notes

This Breakfast Portabellas Recipe is courtesy of the South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association (SAMFA), a group of farmers who grow and love mushrooms.

They share their passion by promoting all varieties of mushrooms, creating unique recipes that showcase the many flavour profiles of mushrooms, and engaging in charity campaigns that make the world a better place.

Why mushrooms?

These powerful little foods are packed with nutrients and fibres, have very few calories, and are an excellent source of plant protein. If spiced right, they even make a great meat replacement!

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