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Ahron's Delicious Garlic Mushrooms

September 30, 2005

Ahron's Delicious (and easy) Garlic Mushrooms

This great and easy recipe for garlic mushrooms comes from my brother-in-law-to-be Ahron.

Add a little butter to a medium -hot fry pan, swoosh it around for 30 seconds or so. Throw in heaps of onion flakes and herb and garlic salt (I use masterfoods for both). I just do lots of shakes but if I had to measure I'd say about two teaspoons of each, and between two teaspoons to 1 tablespoon of butter for about 400g of mushrooms.

Let this fry nicely for 2-3 minutes. I prefer not to let it brown too much but it's fine if you do. If you desire you can add an extra clove of very finely diced mushrooms, but if doing so just put that in for the last 30 seconds to prevent it burning. You could also add some finely grated lemon rind, yum.

Add your mushrooms, roughly chopped (just quarter them if they are small to medium). A prefers to do small batches at a time, I am lazy and do about 400g-500g of mushrooms at once which is enough for two big breakfasts on toast, or enough for a side dish for 4 people.

It will look like heaps of mushrooms but they will shrink down substancially.

Stir the mushrooms around to coat them evenly in the seasonings.

After about 10 minutes, they are going to be nicely cooked. I will sometimes add a few squirts of lemon juice after about five minutes.

When they are cooked to your liking, season with black pepper and stir in some chopped parsley if you have it on hand. You could stir in some cream and cook for another minute or two if you were feeling expansive (I don't do this but may one day!), or a little extra butter.

Yum. Serve on grilled toast or sourdough, if you are a real garlic lover like me, then rub it with a cut clove of garlic first.

I have used these mushrooms to fill an omelette with great success, and also adapted the recipe to make delicious stir fried greens - I blanched the greens in boiling water and cooled them in ice water, then followed the recipe as if they were mushrooms (the cooking time was only about three minutes though). Very yummy.

Posted by lee_taylor at September 30, 2005 12:24 PM