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How to Cook Champignon Mushrooms

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author image Susan Brassard
Susan Brassard writes about natural health-related topics, complementary and alternative medicine and issues relative to a holistic approach to the aging process. Following a career in business and finance, she obtained a Master of Arts in gerontology and several certifications in energy therapies. She is the author of a workbook and resource guide for older adults.
How to Cook Champignon Mushrooms
Champignon mushrooms contain significant amounts of potassium, copper and other nutrients. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

Champignon -- also known as white button -- mushrooms have a mild taste that easily blends with other flavors. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, both raw and cooked white button mushrooms contain a significant measure of minerals and trace elements. Champignons are a favorite addition in salads, casseroles, meats, gravies, sauces and stews. To maintain freshness, wrap mushrooms in a damp paper towel and store them in a brown paper sack until use.

Step 1

Wipe each mushroom with a damp cloth or moistened paper towel to remove dirt and debris from the top and inside of the cap.

Step 2

Place the mushrooms on a clean cutting board, and cut a thin slice from the bottom of each stem and discard.

Step 3

Slice the champignons into approximately 1/4-inch slices with a sharp chef's knife.

Step 4

Preheat 1 tbsp. each of extra virgin olive oil and butter in a saute pan.

Step 5

Add mushrooms and cook until just tender; remove from the heat. Season to taste with salt, pepper and garlic if desired.

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