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Did you know?

The Egyptians, believing that the mushrooms grew magically overnight, permitted only the Pharaohs to eat them.

The French began cultivating mushrooms in caves around Paris in the 17th century.

Romans considered them as the food of the Gods.

Mushrooms are not vegetables but fungus.

Sauteed Mushrooms

Heat butter or margarine in a frying pan

Add mushrooms, cut as desired

Salt and pepper to taste

Cook until tender (5 to 7 minutes)

Great on hot buttered toast


Mushroom Types

Button Mushrooms
These are also known as baby mushrooms or champignons.

Great with fish and chicken and as mushroom soup as well as raw in a salad

Large Button Mushrooms
Slightly larger than button and with a stronger flavour they are good stuffed and baked for finger food

Open Flat Mushrooms
For use in stews, soups, casseroles and with 'other' vegetables


Deep Fried Mushrooms

Remove the stems from small or medium sized mushrooms

Wipe caps thoroughly and set aside

Sift together into a bowl 1/2 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder and a pinch of salt

Blend in minced parsley, 1 lightly beaten egg and enough milk to make a batter about the consistency of cream

Dip mushrooms into the batter and slide into the deep fryer a few at a time cooking to a crisp brown

Drain on a paper towel and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese

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