6 Easy Mushroom Recipes

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Andy Broder
King Oyster Mushrooms

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When it comes to mushrooms you either love them or hate them. When properly cooked, mushrooms have deep, nutty, caramelized flavors and a combination of soft and crispy textures. What's not to love? Unfortunately, mushrooms are often undercooked, or cooked improperly, so that they're flabby and bland.

It takes a seemingly oversize pan to cook mushrooms properly. Extended contact with the bottom of a hot pan gradually pulls water from the mushrooms. After the excess liquid has evaporated, that same hot pan browns and coaxes flavor from the 'shrooms. When in doubt, a bigger pan is better.

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Andy Broder
King Oyster Mushrooms Browned for a BLT
King Oyster Mushrooms ... Cut these big mushrooms into thick slices. Preheat a skillet and add a tablespoon or two of olive oil or butter. Cook, turning occasionally, until brown. Season to taste with salt and pepper. I like adding browned slabs of king oysters to BLTs, or if I'm omitting meat, I use them instead of bacon.

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Andy Broder
Oyster Mushrooms
Oyster Mushrooms ... I separate the mushrooms, which are often connected at the base of their stems. I toss with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Then I roast them at 375 degrees in an oven until they brown and begin to crisp. They're great tossed into a salad or sprinkled on Macaroni and Cheese.


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