Here we will talk a little bit about white mushrooms which are very famous in Russia and there are hundreds of receipts how to make them delicious and good for a table for every occasion. Whine mushroom is a tasty mushroom which is considered to be one of the best ones in general. It can be used for all types of cooking and for marinade.
It grows in the soil from August till November in mountain spruce forest, as well as in deciduous woods and depending on where it grows there are about 19 different types of white mushroom. It is very popular to gather mushrooms, and it became sort of hobby for many Russians. Mushroom hunting, mushrooming, mushroom picking, and similar terms describe the activity of gathering mushrooms in the wild, typically for eating.
In Slavic countries, such as Poland, Ukraine and especially Russia mushroom picking is a common family activity. After a heavy rain during mushroom season whole families often venture into the nearest forest, picking bucketfuls of mushrooms, which are cooked and eaten for dinner upon return or alternatively dried or marinated for later consumption.
Here is one of the most popular and simple receipts of cooking white mushrooms. It can be served as an appetizer for a party.
Russian Mushrooms in Sour Cream
• 1-2lbs white mushrooms
• 1 onion
• butter for cooking
• 2-3 tbs sour cream
Wash and thinly slice the mushrooms. Heat some butter in a pan and add the mushrooms.
Cook the mushrooms covered on medium-high heat. Let them sweat a little and in the mean time chop up the onion.
Add the onions and cook until the onion caramelize.
Add the sour cream, reduce the heat, and allow to cook for a few more minutes. You want the consistency of gravy for the sauce, add water to reduce the mixture or a table spoon of flour to thicken it.
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