Monday, January 17, 2011

Mushrooms in Parmesan Sauce over Toast or Rice

This is delicious! Found it in an older cookbook long ago....I think it was The apartment vegetarian cookbook. I now make it pretty much from memory, since my copy deteriorated into a pile of sauce-covered pages long ago.

1 tablespoon margarine or butter
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 pound sliced mushrooms
A bit of salt and pepper
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 cup water or stock
1/2 cup ketchup or catsup or whatever it is...
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

1 ) Saute onions and mushrooms in butter on medium heat until soft.

2 ) Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Add water and soy sauce a bit at a time until smooth. Cook a few minutes until it starts to thicken, stirring often. Stir in ketchup.

3 ) Slowly stir in Parmesan. Turn heat to low and let sit a few  minutes. Serve over toast or rice.

Yes, the ketchup sounds weird. But it's so good! Also works with chili sauce, spaghetti sauce, and even salsa!