One of my favorite things to have on hand is sauteed mushrooms. I think they have the ability to punch up most dishes with a burst of flavor. They are easy to make and extremely versatile. I put sauteed mushrooms in just about anything from pastas to sauces to salads to eggs. They are super healthy and can add a meat like component to your dish with a fraction of the fat and calories!
1 container mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
Optional: garlic, crushed red pepper, pesto, oregano, etc (you can use just about anything to flavor your mushrooms)
In a saucepan over medium high heat, warm your oil. Add the mushrooms and cook until golden brown. Do not add salt yet, as salt draws out the water, which makes the browning process take longer.
Once your mushrooms are browned, add your salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you want. My favorite is garlic and crushed red pepper…obviously. Mix well and cook until fragrant. Remove from heat and serve or store to use later.
Sauteed mushrooms make a terrific accompaniment to grilled steaks! They also work fabulously in stir fry. One dish I made just this morning was Mushroom and Egg Tortilla.
Scrambled egg whites combined with the mushrooms and stuffed into a tortilla shell covered with mexican cheese and melted. All that got topped with chunky salsa. It was a good morning in the One Girl household!
What is your favorite way to make mushrooms?