How to saute mushrooms

Mushroom, oh Mushroom, how I love thee

Never will I understand the unreasonably unjust assaults that are spewed in your name. Calling you "fungus" and "slimy" and "lame". Please know that I love you in every way; stuffed, sautéed, steamed, roasted and plain. Those who speak ill of you have not a clue the way you enhance foods and have good flavor, too. I love you, dear Mushroom, without you I'd be living a life of mushroomless misery!

So there! I have shared my love for The Mushroom. I love them so much you will see them being used in several recipes such as: Soy Sauce Glazed Mushrooms and Havarti and Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Aren't I a nerd?

If you wish to saute a batch of mushrooms (as opposed to writing about them), here is what you will need to do. It's simple!

Melt a couple tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat. I much prefer using butter over oil because I think it makes the mushrooms tastier. But really, you can use either. Whichever one you use, make sure it gets nice and hot without burning it.

Add 8 ounces of fresh, sliced, washed mushrooms to the skillet and toss them around with a spoon or a hard spatula. Make sure the butter coats all surfaces. Stir constantly.

Depending on the type of mushroom and the thickness of the slices, this will take anywhere between 3 and 7 minutes. When they are a golden brown color, I like to turn the heat up to high and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute longer. This gives their edges a hint of crispness, which I find delicious.

I personally have a hard time sauteeing mushrooms without eating most of the batch. I must exercise supreme self-control if I want more than 80% of them to make it into whatever bigger dish I am making.

Sauteed Mushrooms

Mushroom, oh mushrrom, how I love thee! Add flavor to any dish with these delightful fungus!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Dec. 11, 2011

Serves: 1-2

Total time: 10 mins

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Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. fresh, mushrooms
  • 2 Tablespoons
Instructions:
  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Make sure it gets nice and hot without burning.
  2. Add 8 oz. of fresh, sliced, washed mushrooms to the skilled and toss them around with a spoon or a hard spatula. Make sure the butter coats all surfaces. Stir constantly for 3-7 minutes depending on the type of mushroom and the slice thickness.
  3. When they are golden brown in color, turn the heat up to high and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute longer giving the edges a hint of crispness.
  4. Remove from heat and serve as desired