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3 Easy Ways To Cook Mushrooms (Plus How To Clean Them)

Though these are done mostly by sauteeing in a frying pan in bacon drippings or butter, mushrooms are occasionally stewed to serve on toast snippets or to add to cream sauce to make cream soups — or in preparation for a variety of casserole dishes or sauces to serve with other vegetables and some meats. Very large ones are sometimes broiled in the oven or over coals. They also take kindly to baking…and we definitely take kindly to them!


Stewed – Method #1

Use this method to cook stems cut in pieces or in preparation for soups and sauces.

Sauteed – Method #2

Broiling – Method #3

Quantity: Approximately 1 lb. for 3 servings however, if using for a sauce or soup, 1 lb. would be enough for 6 servings of the finished dish.

Source: “Vegetable Cook Book” by McFayden Seeds (1948)

Should they be washed with water right before cooking? No because they will absorb the water which then adds too much moisture to the dish you’re making, and depending on what you’re preparing–you may not appreciate the extra liquid.

Here are a few tips for cleaning them: (first published December 15, 2006 and moved to this page for better organization)