How to: Brown Mushrooms

How to: Brown Mushrooms

This is the ultimate guide on how to perfectly brown your mushrooms at home. Great for stand alone dishes, or to add some flavour to one pot meals.

Mushrooms are such a diverse ingredient, love it or hate it, but it adds that desired umami flavour like nothing else. You can buy some lovely fresh ones here.

browned mushrooms

How to: Brown Mushrooms

The full-proof way to bring out maximum flavour.
Prep Time5 mins
Cooking time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: browing technique, mushrooms


  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp butter or margarine


  • Slice your mushrooms.
  • Heat up a frying pan, but do not add any butter or margarine yet.
  • Add the mushrooms to the hot pan. Add the salt.
  • Stir the mushrooms so that they do not stick to the pan, but do not stir continuously, give them time to cook.
  • Cook until they have released water, and have browned nicely.
  • Add in the butter or margarine and stir well.
  • Serve hot.


perfectly browned mushrooms.

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