Easy French Food and Recipes

Sauteed Mushrooms

Here's an easy recipe for sauteed mushrooms that's great for kids to fix. In France, this is served on grilled French bread or toast. It could be made with different sorts of mushrooms, but whatever you have on hand should be fine.

La cueillette


Did you know that collecting mushrooms in the woods (le bois) is a very popular activity in France? It is called la cueillette des champignons.

In the fall you will see families out for a walk with a big basket and a tool for cutting the mushrooms. They can take the mushrooms to a pharmacist if they are not sure of its identity.

You should know to never eat or touch a mushroom you find in the wild, unless you are with an adult who knows his stuff. There are many varieties that are poisonous .

La poêlée des bois

Makes 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds mushrooms
  • 6 ounces bacon
  • salt and pepper
  • 10 stems of parsley


  1. Wash and dry the mushrooms. Slice them thickly if they are large.
  2. Cut the bacon crosswise into small strips and cook them for five minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the mushrooms and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix well and cover the pan with a lid. Cook on medium heat for 25 minutes.
  4. Chop the parsley and add to the mushrooms. Cook five more minutes without the lid.

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