Saturday, April 12, 2008

Mushroom growing kit, day 27: another feast, and back to square one

We harvested the rest of the mushrooms from the kit and prepared another recipe from the MSSF cookbook:

Scrambled Eggs with Oyster Mushrooms

Serves 4 as a main course

Most mushrooms may be used with scrambled eggs, but oyster mushrooms converts them into an elegant main dish.
  • 1 pound oyster mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup slivered shallots or green onions
  • 8 eggs, beaten slightly
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
Dredge the mushrooms in the flour. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan or skillet. Add the mushrooms and cook until brown. Add the shallots and continue to cook for a few more minutes. Stir in the eggs, Tabasco sauce, parsley, salt, and pepper. Scramble the eggs and sprinkle the sesame oil quickly over the eggs while they are still soft. Serve immediately. --Edward Lodigiani

I recommend it! It's one of those recipes where the ingredients and preparation methods are very simple, but the combination of flavors and textures is ingenious and delicious.

Now we are back to square one. Sniff, sniff...the mushroom block is bare. We will keep watering it per the instructions and see if we can get another flush of mushrooms.

Read the entire saga of the mushroom growing kit

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