Mushroom Elf Houses

I’ve been into making quick stuff lately and am really looking forward to slowing down after Christmas! Here’s another recipe for the time crunched crowd. You’ll need an egg, some bread crumbs, shredded cheese, garlic and a pound of mushrooms (any type that is not “magical.”)

When Dallas saw that I was making these he said, “Eww, mushrooms.” I promised him these ones would be different and after piling the fungi on a plate around some marinara, he agreed to be my taste tester. All of him “mmm’s” and “so goods” lured Max to his booster seat and now both of my kids are eating mushrooms to the tune of Dino Dan.

We agreed that the name of the appetizer must be changed from Baked Mushrooms to something kids would like. After testing out “Christmas stuff” and “Spicy Trees,” Dallas came up with “Little Elf Houses.” Perfect!

These couldn’t be easier to make. They works in the same way fried chicken does. Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Whisk one or two eggs in a shallow bowl and wet the mushrooms before dipping into a mix of bread crumbs, shredded cheese and minced garlic. That’s it, that is all of it! Feel free to sprinkle the mushrooms with any crumbs left over and bake for 10 minutes.

Short and sweet, right? That’s what we all need right now during this high cookie holiday season. Happy Hanukkah too who celebrate!

Come back tomorrow to check out a review of the newest Sherlock Holmes and a twist on traditional fish and chips!

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