Simply Mushrooms


After two glorious weeks of castles, sunshine and log fires, returning to work this week has been a struggle to say the least.  The days are shrinking in terms of light and I’m starting to suspect that the amount of time in each day is being reduced too.  That would explain why I don’t have enough hours in the day to do everything! 

I can’t complain too much though.  This is a hectic week but it’s gone very well so far and tomorrow I’m escaping the classroom for a day.  Escaping on a bus along with 46 kids and heading down to Edinburgh to see the musical “Cats”.  Wonderful.  🙂

Busy days mean speedy meals.  A great time to discover mushrooms on toast!  Why have I never tried this before?  I have no idea. 

Mushrooms for One

2 tblspn dried mushrooms (I used my chanterelles)

6 chestnut mushrooms, sliced

1 tspn olive oil

1 tspn butter

1 garlic clove, sliced

1 tblspn parsley, chopped


Parmesan, grated

  • Soak the dried mushrooms in 100ml of hot water for 30 mins.  Drain, reserving the water for later.
  • Warm the oil and butter in a frying pan over a medium heat.  Add the garlic and both types of mushrooms to the pan and toss well.  Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the mushroom water to the pan along with the parsley.
  • Cook gently for 10 mins.  Increase the heat and cook vigourously until most of the sauce has reduced. 
  • Season well.
  • Serve on toasted crusty bread and sprinkle with parmesan.

16 thoughts on “Simply Mushrooms

  1. I love mushrooms on toast – such a great speedy treat. I finally tried your brocolli pasta recipe last night – delicious, as expected. Thank you for a great recipe – I wrote about it (linking to you, of course) – hope you don’t mind!

  2. I also love mushrooms on toast, especially with lots of black pepper, big beefy field mushrooms! I bet the dried mushrooms and garlic added alot more flavour though!

    Hope you have a good time in Edinburgh and it is not too fraught! So many children!

    Have fun! I look forward to hearing about the trip!

  3. I thought DST started this weekend, but just got off a site that said it is November 4, which is fine for me. I do not like it getting dark at 6 in the evening!
    Mushroom toast is a lovely idea! I do have evenings when M is traveling and C is working and Deb is looking for something simple to eat! Whenever I am making a dish that you saute the mushrooms first, I wind up eating quite a few before they hit the intended dish! Now, the toast with mushrooms and a nice glass of Pinot Noir, that will make for a great evening dinner for me!

  4. Katiez – I’ve alerted the time police at this end. Do the same at yours…

    Antonia – Mind? I’m very flattered!

    Linda – Thank you!

    Holler – Love those field mushrooms too. 🙂

    Anh – Come over for mushrooms on toast anytime!

    Pille – Thank you. Just wish I knew more about wild mushrooms.

    Maryann – The cats in the audience were great fun!

    Patricia – Thank you so much! 🙂

    Gloria – Thank you to you too!

    Deb – Our clocks go back this weekend. One more hour in bed!

    Susan – Had a wee look on Google Images and it looks like crimini mushrooms and chestnut mushrooms are one and the same. I think… 🙂

    Megan – Good luck for Monday!

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