Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mushrooms Newburg

Another favorite from

When Charlie and I lived in Atlanta, we sometimes visited a small veggie restaurant  that served one main dish a day. The first time, this was the menu item that we tried, and we loved it! I was quite happy to find that it was from a cookbook that I had!

It's been edited a bit, of course!

1 1/2 lbs. mushrooms, whatever type except dried

2 tablespoons butter or margarine  or olive oil

3 tablespoons (or more) chopped onion

3 tablespoons wine or sherry, if you have it


2 tablespoons flour

2 cups milk

2 egg yolks

2 tablespoons water

salt, pepper, nutmeg

toast, rice or egg noodles

1 ) In a skillet, melt 2 T of butter, then add the whole mushrooms and onion. Saute them until nearly tender. Add the alcohol if you choose to.

2 ) Sprinkle the flour onto the mushrooms. Stir gently, then slowly add the milk. Stir and heat until the sauce thickens a bit.

3 ) Beat the yolks with the water, then add to the milk-mushroom sauce.

4 ) Heat a bit, then add seasonings to taste.

5 ) Serve over toast, rice or noodles.

This feeds four or five people.