Friday, May 3, 2013

stuffed mushrooms

Here is my simple recipe for stuffed mushrooms



Easy stuffed mushrooms (serves 4)


for the mushrooms

8 ounce package of white mushrooms
1 beaten egg mixed with 1 Tablespoon water
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
oil for pan frying

1.  brush any dirt from the mushrooms and remove the stems of the mushrooms leaving the caps whole
(this is done by pushing the stem to the side with your thumb until it snaps off)


2. Heat oil about 3/4 inch deep in a skillet over high heat  

 while the oil heats...

3. dip the mushroom caps in the egg mix

4. season the flour with the salt and pepper

5. dip the egg coated mushroom into the seasoned flour

6. carefully place the mushroom caps in the hot oil

7. cook til browned on one side and then flip over and cook on the other side (about 3 minutes total)


8. remove from the oil and place on a baking sheet or other broiler safe dish

9. fill the mushrooms with a filling of your choice (See some ideas below)

10. when ready to serve, pop them under the broiler for 3-5 minutes until hot and bubbly.

These can be made ahead and kept for a couple hours in the refrigerator.
broil them when ready to serve








I like to try different fillings in my mushrooms
 here are some of my favorites




Bacon and Cheddar  filling

6 slices bacon cooked crisp
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Place bacon in a small food processor and chop it quite fine
add the cheese and pulse a few times until it comes together




Mushroom and cream cheese filling

 leftover mushroom stems chopped very finely.
1 tablespoon butter or oil
about 2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 large garlic clove minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste (maybe a 1/4 teaspoon each)
saute this all together until cooked through and slightly browned, let this mix cool slightly then add...
a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (optional)
2-3 ounces of cream cheese
Parmesan cheese for topping (optional)



Spinach or broccoli variations

To the  basic mushroom and cream cheese filling you can add

1 Tablespoon cooked chopped spinach that has had all the liquid squeezed out of it.
or
1-2 Tablespoons finely chopped cooked broccoli



Crab filling

2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 garlic clove minced
saute together in a bit of olive oil until softened

1 Tablespoon fresh parsley
1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
sprinkle of fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup crab pieces
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
dash of hot sauce

mix all filling ingredients together
fill the cooked mushroom caps and broil until hot and bubbly




Ham filling (pictured above)

1/4 of a small onion
1 garlic clove
1/2 cup cubed ham
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon mustard
grind ham, onion, and garlic in a food processor until chopped fairly fine
Stir in the mayonnaise and mustard
Fill the mushroom caps
top with grated cheddar cheese and broil


These are so easy and yummy, you will have people begging for more.



























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