Royal Trumpet Mushrooms as Fazzoletti


Another delicious mushroom dish from the Vedge cookbook. Originally calling for nebrodini mushrooms, but suggesting trumpet mushrooms as a substitution, I sliced the thick stems ever so thinly, as suggested. They stuck to the bottom of my pan when I tried to fry them. So I sliced them less thinly, between 1/16 and 1/18 of an inch thick, and fried them gently in olive oil until they reached a golden brown. The sauce? Fresh cherry tomatoes from my garden, garlic, olive oil, white wine, salt and pepper, and plenty of basil (I also added some parsley from the garden). And it was spectacular. Like, really spectacular. Again, a crusty roll, some butter, and I was in heaven. So simple, so rich, and just perfect.

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