I got this recipe idea from my friend Maneesha and now I make this quite often. I have made changes to her recipe though. Hers was an open sandwich. My hubby didn’t earlier like mushrooms and this is how I got him started on mushrooms. He doesn’t mind it as the mushrooms are chopped really fine in this recipe. He doesn’t like to bite into a big mushroom chunk...fussy men!
10 slices of brown bread,
200 grams of button mushrooms,
A good handful of parsley (optional),
1 ½ tsp olive oil,
Salt to taste,
Crushed black pepper,
Red chilli flakes (optional),
Butter for spreading,
5 cheese slices
Wash the button mushrooms and finely chop them. Chop the parsley too if using them.
Heat the oil and add the chopped mushrooms. They will release a bit of fluid, cook till all the fluid dries up. Now add the chopped parsley, salt and pepper and sauté for about another minute. Switch off the heat and add the red chilli flakes if using them.
Divide the filling into 5 portions.
Butter the bread slices and spread the filling on 5 of the slices. Top with a slice of cheese. Place the remaining bread slices over these prepared slices.
Toast and served with tomato sauce.
Note: You can also sauté some finely chopped onions before frying the mushrooms.