This is how it all began… On this fateful day, the trio of friends met and were thrown into the flaming frying pan of life – Forming an eternal bond… Was it pure chance? Or intentions by a higher power? Whatever the case, they had to face all opponents and challenges together. As the BMO Mix!!
This is the base mixture of Bacon, Onions and Mushrooms – A simple but tasty combination trio that can be used in a variety of dishes! Here, we will be using this mixture in our “Bacon, Mushroom & Poached Egg on Toast“, “Loaded Fritatta” and “Spaghetti (NOT) Carbonara” Recipes.
Bacon Mushroom & Onion Mixture
This is the base mixture of Bacon, Mushrooms and Onions - A simple but tasty combination trio that can be used in a variety of dishes!
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 large onions diced
- 400 g mushrooms sliced
- 200 g bacon sliced across the length into 1 inch pieces
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
Add cooking oil to a cold pan, and place bacon pieces in pan
Place pan on stove and turn up heat to medium-low. As the bacon heats up, it will start to sizzle and the fat will start to render.
Once bacon starts sizzling, add in onions and mushrooms. Turn the heat up to medium-high and continue cooking, stirring occasionally to ensure even cooking. 10-15 mins.
By now, the onions should be soft and translucent, the bacon browning nicely, and the mushrooms giving up their water and starting to brown. Add the garlic and continue to saute ingredients.
At this stage, most of the fat should be rendered from the bacon, the onions and garlic soft and the mushrooms nicely browned. Taste the mixture, and season with salt and black pepper to taste.
Transfer to a storage container and allow to cool sufficiently before storage. Or you may use immediately in recipes as required.
- If you desire more browned and crisp mushrooms, you may continue cooking on high till you reached the desired texture. I like my mushrooms browned, but not perfectly crisp. Just be sure to keep an eye on the mixture. Once the water evaporates from the mushrooms, things happen very quickly.