Mushrooms on Toast


Mushrooms on Toast
Mushrooms on toast is a classic British dish, usually served with tea after work or as a light supper. It is perfectly delightful in its simplicity, just sautéed mushrooms with maybe a little onion and parsley, dumped over toast and dug into after a hard day’s work.


        ½ lb. fresh mushrooms

        2 tbsp. butter*

        salt and pepper

        1 tbsp. cornstarch

        1 c. milk

        4 slices buttered toast

*To reduce the fat, use margarine instead of butter, and use skim milk.


Step 1:
Wash mushrooms and drain on paper towel. Cut into quarters.

Step 2:

Mushrooms on Toast

Melt butter in a frying pan. Add mushrooms and salt and pepper to taste. Sauté over medium-low heat until soft.

Step 3:
While mushrooms are cooking, mix cornstarch with a little of the milk in a small bowl to make a smooth, thin paste. Then add the rest of the milk and stir until mixture is free of lumps.

Step 4:
Slowly add milk mixture to mushrooms in the pan, stirring constantly. Cook over low heat for 1 minute.

Step 5:
Pour mixture over toast and serve immediately.

Food: Mushrooms on Toast

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