basic recipe for cooking wild mushrooms
Added by louloute | Wed 28 Jan 2009 @ 12:03
fresh mushrooms, any kind
bit of garlic
bit of onion
lots of herbs, fresh or not (ie herbes de provence, but avoid using basil - too strong)
vegetable oil, avoid olive oil
thick slice of raw ham (ie some parma ham if you are rich, an erzatz if you are not)
Gently fry the onions + garlic + raw ham cut in small dices in veg oil, add herbs, once golden add diced mushrooms - (it is important that the mushrooms should be cut in small pieces) - cook it for a while, still gently.
That' s it. Eat it with some fried polenta - and possibly a mixed salad -
PS : I know it sounds silly to say this but make sure your mushrooms are eatable before you cook them - recently my mum cooked (what she thought) was a baby Amanite des Césars (that she picked here in the collines), well half an hour after eating it she started having hallucinations - so she dialled the emergency services here in France but as she did not get a reply straightaway she just went to bed instead - woke up the following morning, still alive and well. I do not think it was an Amanite des Césars. Please do not do this.