Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins
I just saw Nigella make this on one of her TV shows and I had to post it. It is utterly yummy. You can experiment with toppings to create your own flavor sensations.
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons garlic, roughly chopped
- 1⁄4 cup parsley, finely chopped
- 4 portabella mushrooms, stems removed
- 4 bread rounds (foccacia about same size as mushroom caps)
- shredded lettuce
- sliced onion
- Put your cleaned mushroom caps, bottom side facing up, in a small baking dish.
- In a bowl, mash the butter and mix in the garlic, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Put about 2 tbls. of butter mix on top of each mushroom.
- Bake mushrooms until tender (15-20 min.).
- Slice foccacia down the center horizontally to create a bun.
- Dip the inside of each bun half in the oozing hot butter liquid in the mushroom baking dish to moisten.
- Put a mushroom in the center and top with lettuce, sliced onion, and salt and pepper to taste.
- As you eat, the butter and mushroom juices will drip out of your sandwich, so be prepared.
Pet peeve, but it makes no sense to name a sandwich a "cheesesteak" that contains neither cheese nor steak. This is an easy and delicious hot mushroom sandwich--which is what Nigella calls it--and it benefits from a little mustard to bring out the flavors, but a cheesesteak it is not. Enough "alternative facts" people!
Oh my, this was yummy! I scaled this down for a light supper for me. I did add a tsp. of mayo, and threw a few potato chips on top for some crunch. Thank you so much for posting! :)