Oyster Mushroom Chips.. Delicious!

Posted on March 2nd, 2012
Categories: News

I just so happen to be a Food Network fanatic. Whenever someone asks me how I learned to cook my usual response is, “um the Food Network actually,” embarrassing as that is. I most likely always have it on in the background of my room and I have learned that there are definitely some chefs that are better than others. That being said, during this past year my sister and I have slowly begun to love Anne Burrell (the crazy spiked hair might ring a bell). At first she seemed quite intimidating and just plain crazy but I have learned to love her for who she is. Not only is her show extremely entertaining, her recipes never fail to please. As I was flipping through her new book the other day, Cook Like A Rock Star, I stumbled across this recipe for mushroom chips. During this fad of making vegetables into chips I thought I would try something other than the popular kale chip.
These chips are SO great! They are crunchy, salty and have the perfect kick from the red pepper flakes. Anne was right, I kind of felt like a rock star after I made them. Even though my sister doubted me on this recipe, we devoured them in one sitting. I’d say that’s the definition of a good snack.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10-12 minutes
Serves: 4
400gm oyster mushrooms, stemmed and torn into bite size pieces
extra virgin olive oil
¼ tsp crushed red pepper (red bullet chili – with or without the seeds)
Preheat oven to 190 degrees C / Gas 5. Put mushrooms in a large bowl and toss with olive oil until lightly coated. Season with salt and red pepper. Spread them onto two baking sheets so they do not overlap and have room to crisp up.
Roast the mushrooms for 10 to 12 minutes or until stuck to the sheets. Remove from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes. Use a fish slice to remove them.
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