I guess you could call this an anti-recipe video and it's a pretty recipe too, just check out the bright yellow mushrooms I picked up. And while there's nothing to it, you will still like the simple flavors of my latest Cheap$kate Recipe video.
I chose these mushrooms because they showed up at my local 99c only Store. Called Champignon Mushrooms, they have a mild flavor similar to white or brown button mushrooms. I was expecting a more pungent taste like shitake or oyster mushrooms. But that's okay, the more flavorful Coconut Oil shines strongly through.
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Normally, I would saute mushrooms in a little butter, but I know my vegan visitors like a budget recipe too. It's fun to mix it up with flavorful cooking oils.
The mushrooms I got came in a sealed package and as a large root segment. I split the mushrooms into smaller segments for easier sauteing. I used a tablespoon of oil. You only need to cook them until soft and tender - just a couple of minutes on each side.
If you like mushrooms caramelized, then saute on one side without moving them for about 3 minutes, and flip mushrooms once to finish for another minute.
For the last couple of years, Coconut Oil has been showing up at my local 99c only Store and even the Dollar Tree. Like the name says, Coconut Oil has a distinct flavor, so if you don't care for coconut then you can substitute any oil like Olive, Peanut, Walnut or even Avocado Oil. I've noticed Coconut Oil can be semi-solid like butter or it is liquid, I think it depends on the temperature.
I like sauteed mushrooms plain. I could have added them to a hot soup of 25 cents per package ramen with veggies and topped with a boiled egg; or add them to a medley of button mushrooms for an earthy Mushroom Soup (like I did in this recipe, here.) But they don't show up cheaply very often so I just wanted to enjoy them sauteed in Coconut Oil.
My Mushrooms Sauteed in Coconut Oil can be served right out of the frying pan, or add them warm on a fresh green salad or a fave protein. They can also go into your favorite pasta dish.
When you find mushrooms on sale then give them a quick saute in Coconut Oil for a tasty snack or add to a fave entree.
Mushrooms Sauteed in Coconut Oil - VIDEO
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Ingredients (1 to 2 servings)
- Fresh mushrooms - about 4 to 5 ounces. I cooked with mushrooms I found on sale, called Champignon, but okay to use regular white and brown button mushrooms or any favorite you like.
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil - Okay to use any tasty veggie oil you like.
- Salt and pepper - optional. I did not season this recipe, but you can.
Prepare mushrooms. If there is dirt then brush or scrape off. Discard dried or old stems from any mushroom cap.
Slice or break apart mushrooms into bite sizes. You can leave whole for smaller button mushrooms. You can also break apart mushrooms after sauteing.
Over a medium-hot pan coconut oil, then add mushrooms.
Depending on the size of mushrooms you can saute each side for a couple minutes each, until soft and slightly browned. Saute about 3-5 minutes total. Time will depend on the temperature of the frying pan and the thickness of mushrooms.
A quick saute is what you want - best not to overcook mushrooms.
Serve warm is best.