Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Oyster Mushroom Chips
Do you like salt? Do you like bacon? OK, odd question considering the title of the recipe. Well, this recipe I can not take credit for. This is a recipe from Anne Burrell from the food network. These mushrooms bake so crispy, that they taste like salty, spicy pieces of bacon! Really. I love to it them plain, but I especially love them on a salad! Give it a try!
1 1/2 pounds oyster mushrooms
Extra-virgin olive oil
Crushed red pepper flakes
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Remove the oyster mushrooms from the stem and pull them into bite-size pieces (the smaller ones can be left whole). Add them to a bowl along with some olive oil. Season with salt and crushed red pepper, to taste, and toss to coat. Spread the seasoned mushrooms out on 2 baking sheets in a single layer. Roast the mushrooms in the preheated oven until the mushrooms are sort of "cooked on" to the bottom of the baking sheet, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let it cool for 3 to 5 minutes. Scrape the mushroom chips off the bottom of the baking sheet with a bench scraper and reserve in a small bowl.