Mushrooms and thyme are best mates. Combine them with balsamic vinegar and it makes an irresistible combination to pile onto toasted bread lightly rubbed with garlic. This makes a great breakfast, light lunch or a perfect appetiser, and it only takes 10 minutes to make.
- 400 g / 14 oz mushrooms (I used button, but you can use any mushrooms you want)
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp thyme leaves
- Salt and pepper
- Half clove of garlic , unpeeled
- 4 slices bread
- Extra olive oil , for drizzling
Heat oil in large fry pan/skillet over high heat.
Slice the mushrooms into 1/4"/0.5cm slices.
Toss into pan and sauté quickly, about a minute or two.
Add the balsamic and sprinkle sugar over, then stir for another 30 seconds or so to let the balsamic and sugar caramelise.
Add thyme and season with salt and pepper.
Toast the bread and rub each piece lightly with garlic.
Pile on the mushroom and serve immediately, drizzled with extra olive oil (if you want).