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Football, Family, Portabella Fries...and FUN!

[fa icon="calendar"] Jan 30, 2017 1:50:44 PM / by Erica Manfre

Erica Manfre

Whether you're a football fan, a commercial fan, or just a fan of getting together with friends and family... most of the country will be hanging out with good food, good drinks and good conversation, so why not include some delicious mushrooms and tasty beer into the mix.  It's sure to be a crowd pleaser!

I don't know about you, but in our house, the Super Bowl environment greatly varies, depending on the teams that are involved.  My husband is a HUGE football fan.  Actually, I'm not sure that even sums it up.  He's a football FANATIC.  That being said, he's got some teams that he is obsessed with and it can make watching the game pretty intense.  For example, he'll be yelling and screaming at the refs and coaches (as if they can hear him) and he'll be nervously pacing inside or outside the house.  One thing you can always count on though...he'll be munching on the prepared snacks and food.  

This year, I thought that we were in the clear, since the two teams in the Super Bowl aren't near and dear to his heart, until I found out that he practiced with one of the Atlanta Falcon players in his college football days, Andy Levitre.  Apparently, he went to a local high school in the area and is a starting offensive guard.  I guess, it may be a more intense day that I thought.  

Oh well.  At least there will be good food, like the Monterey Mushroom Portabella Caps fries!


Portabella Fries
8 ounces Monterey Mushrooms® Portabella Caps
1/2 cup flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 tsp Fresh thyme leaves, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste


Prepare three plates: One with flour, salt and pepper; a
second with egg, seasoned with salt and pepper; a third
with breadcrumbs, cheese, thyme, salt and pepper.
Slice mushrooms into even pieces. Coat slices in flour
mixture, then dip each side in egg mixture and last in

To bake: Place mshroom slices on a wire rack and bake
in a preheated 425°F oven until golden brown,
about 8 to 12 minutes.

To fry: Fry in enough oil to cover the mushroom slices,
about 3 to 4 minutes at 350°F.


 For more great recipies that pair well with mushrooms, check out our Beer and Mushroom Pairing Guide!


Topics: Recipes, Side Dishes

Erica Manfre

Written by Erica Manfre

As a busy wife, mom and full time sales manager, Erica found herself craving the slower-paced life her grandmothers lived. Erica remembers cooking together, making arts and crafts, and walking in nature to look at all the “wonders.” That is what inspired her to start a blog. She is committed to living a slower paced life for her family and wants her daughter to know and love the simple pleasures in life.