- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/2 onion medium
- 2 cups/ 200g chestnut mushrooms
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 tbsp cognac or brandy
- 1 cup/250ml heavy cream/double cream
- 2 tbsp creme fraiche optional
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 1 tsp flat leaf parsley chopped
In a small skillet melt the butter and add sliced mushrooms with a pinch of salt, brown over medium heat to get some colour on them. (If mushrooms release too much liquid and are steaming instead of browning, turn up the heat.)
Once mushrooms are browned turned the heat to low and add finely chopped onions, (add 1 tbsp of butter if the skillet is too dry) and cook the onions for 10 minutes until they are limp and translucent, stir once in a while to prevent burning. (Don't rush this step, it's important that the onions are fully cooked.) Then add minced garlic and stir fry for 30 seconds.
Pour in cognac or brandy and let it bubble for 1-2 minutes, then add cream, creme fraiche if using, salt, pepper and chopped parsley, stir and let it simmer for a few minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Serve with steak, chicken, pork chops or roasted vegetables.
Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 181mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.1mg