Gene Autry stuffed mushrooms

Time Active work time: 35 minutes Total preparation time: 45 minutes
Yields Serves 8
Gene Autry stuffed mushrooms
(Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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Dear SOS: I had lunch at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage cafe and loved the stuffed mushroom side dish. Can you get the chef to reveal the recipe?


Studio City

DEAR JOAN: Somerset Caterers, which operates the museum’s Golden Spur Cafe, sent this recipe for eight, with a “howdy” and a “thank you, ma’am” for asking. Serve this as a side dish.


Remove stems from mushrooms. Finely mince stems and set aside. Place mushroom caps on baking sheet. Brush caps with melted butter and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.


Cook onions and shallots in oil and any remaining butter in skillet over medium heat until tender but not browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Add minced mushroom stems to onion mixture. Raise heat to high and saute until liquid is absorbed, 4 to 5 minutes. Add Madeira and bring to boil. Boil until liquid evaporates. Cool. Add bread crumbs, Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses and parsley to mushroom mixture. Add enough cream to bind mixture. Adjust seasoning. Spoon stuffing into mushroom caps on baking sheet.


Bake at 375 degrees until hot and bubbly, 10 to 12 minutes.