Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Baked Mushrooms with Breadcrumbs & Cheese

My husband and I looooooove mushrooms - mushrooms as in the edible fungi, people, not the other kind that's so popular with some here in Vancouver! We often have sautéed mushrooms as a side dish and we never really get tired of it. When I saw a photo on Pinterest of baked mushrooms coated with breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese, I knew I had to give it a try. No recipe was include on the Pinterest post, but I put two and two together and figured it out.

These little mushroom bites couldn't have been easier to make. All you need are mushrooms, breadcrumbs, an egg and parmesan cheese - and you could probably toss in some spices, too, if you wanted extra flavor.

In a small bowl, beat an egg. In another bowl, whisk together breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese (sorry, no exact measurements here, it's really a matter of personal taste). One by one, roll the mushrooms in the egg yolk. Then roll the mushrooms in the breadcrumbs and cheese. Put the mushrooms on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve as a side dish ... ranch dressing or other dip optional.

Verdict? We LOVED it. Wow. The breadcrumb cheese coating gave the mushrooms a crunchy texture which was really unique. We ate them with a spicy Thai sauce dip and it was like eating chicken wings - only healthier! I think it's safe to say we'll be adding this recipe to our favorites list. There may be fewer sautéed mushrooms in our future and more of these.

No comments:

Post a Comment