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Dec 8, 2009 07:32 PM

"Something mushroom" for a buffet?

Going to a Chanukah party, where the latkes will be the main act (of course). I've been asked to bring "something mushroom"--looking for ideas that can be served chilled or room temp and will go reasonably well with latkes.


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  1. A mushroom bisque is easy, widely accepted and delicious.
    You can even make it gluten free (if Celiac patients are an issue) using gluten free chicken stock and corn starch in place of the usual flour.

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    1. re: todao

      Hmm, I'm not sure that room temp or chilled mushroom bisque sounds all that appetizing. But I've never had it so perhaps I'm totally wrong

      1. re: c oliver

        I've served it at (or nearly at) room temperature but I like to add a bit of sherry to the recipe when I do that to round out the combined flavors of the other ingredients.
        Of course, you could also simply stuff the mushroom caps, ( panko crumbs or chopped bread pieces, herbs/spices, onions combined with some beaten egg and topped with cheese) drizzle them with a bit of olive oil and broil them until the stuffing browns, then hold them to serve at room temperature. I sometimes do that as a part of my hors devour tray.

    2. I like mushroom puffs. Pate choux dough with sauteed mushrooms stirred in(cheese too, if you want). Drop small lumps onto cookie sheets and bake into bite size morsels that are good warm or at room temp.

      1. Great thoughts so far (keep 'em coming!)--but I forgot to mention the other rule--no meat. Any dairy is fine.

        1. phyllo triangles with sauteed mushrooms, garlic, herbs and feta, or make this a tart or flatbread with puff pastry dough..

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          1. re: hotoynoodle

            It's a little more involved than some others, but I'd vote for that one ...

            1. re: hotoynoodle

              or you could do mushroom turnovers in puff pastry.

              if you don't mind the work involved, stuffed mushrooms...

              1. re: jenwee

                I believe CH, MMRuth, has an amazing mushroom pate recipe...MMRuth...are you seeing this :)

                1. re: jenwee

                  Exactly what I was going to suggest! I make a version of that with some frequency and it is wonderful.