Pan-fried king oyster mushrooms

’Tis the season for entertaining, and these pan-fried king oyster mushrooms make a special appetizer for an intimate gathering … and they’re ready in minutes. Figure a mushroom and a half per guest.

While you heat a few splashes of olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat, carefully cut your mushrooms the long way into 1/8-inch slices. Toss gently in a shallow dish with some olive oil, salt and pepper.

Using a fork or a pair of tongs, place the mushroom slices into the hot pan and cook for approximately two minutes or until they are lightly browned. Flip and do the same to the other side.

Turn the heat to low, remove the mushrooms from the pan and arrange on your plates. Add another splash of oil to the pan if necessary and then stir in some sliced garlic. Saute for about a minute. Once they are browned on both sides, slide them onto your mushrooms along with some chopped parsley and serve.