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.
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
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