6 Easy Mushroom Recipes

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When it comes to mushrooms you either love them or hate them. When properly cooked, mushrooms have deep, nutty, caramelized flavors and a combination of soft and crispy textures. What's not to love? Unfortunately, mushrooms are often undercooked, or cooked improperly, so that they're flabby and bland.

It takes a seemingly oversize pan to cook mushrooms properly. Extended contact with the bottom of a hot pan gradually pulls water from the mushrooms. After the excess liquid has evaporated, that same hot pan browns and coaxes flavor from the 'shrooms. When in doubt, a bigger pan is better.

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