December 16, 2004

Fungi On Toast

My latest possession is a book of finger-licking stuff you can make with mushrooms. I love mushrooms in every form: in soup, in pasta, as a starter, grilled, with chicken, and on toast! This one became a favourite after I whipped it up this weekend. Ladies and gentlemen, I present: Fungi on Toast!

1. Heat 2 T butter in a pan and saute 2-3 finely chopped onions till they turn pink and smell fragrant.

2. Add about 200 gms of chopped mushrooms and cook till the mushrooms are soft.

3. Now, add a cup of milk, salt to taste, freshly ground pepper, and a pinch of sugar. Cook till the milk begins to thicken.

4. Simmer and add one cup finely grated cheese. Stir till the cheese melts. You could also add a dollop of cream to thicken the mixture.

5. Toss in a handful of chopped tomatoes and finely chopped coriander leaves and stir. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

6. Lightly toast bread slices, top with the mushroom mix, and toast again.

7. Serve hot with mustard and ketchup.