Mushroom Crisp

An impressive dish which is easier to make than it looks.

Vegan. Hands-on time: 15 mins. Total time: 45 mins.

Contributed by Moira Adams (March 2003).

This is an excellent dish for entertaining or special occasions. It looks impressive and has a delightful nutty texture, but it is not all that difficult to prepare - especially if you use a pack of ready-chopped nuts. Served with potatoes and a green salad, these quantities will make a satisfying meal for four.



Oven: Pre-heat to 375F (190C)

Warm half the olive oil in a skillet. Add the breadcrumbs and the nuts, and cook for about ten minutes over medium heat, stirring as necessary to prevent sticking.

In a separate pan, sauté the onions in the remaining oil. When they are soft, add the remaining ingredients. Cook for a further five minutes.

Arrange the two mixtures in layers in an oiled oven-proof dish, starting and ending with a layer of the breadcrumbs. Cook for 30 minutes.

Note on quantities and temperatures:
Quantities are given in American (cups), imperial (oz, fl oz) and metric (g, ml) units. Do not mix the units - use one or other system throughout the recipe.
See also How much does a cup weigh?
oz = ounces, fl oz = fluid ounces, g = grams, ml = milliliters, tsp = teaspoons, tbsp = tablespoons.
Oven temperatures are given in degrees F (Fahrenheit) and C (Celsius).
For fan-assisted ovens, reduce the temperature by 20F or 10C.