Love mushrooms? Then be prepared to swoon over this rendition of mushrooms on toast, which sees a swath of creamy ricotta spread over crispy fried bread, a crown of earthy sautéed mushrooms, and the lily-gilder: a savory broth ladled around the mushroom-mixture-topped toast, made from dried ’shrooms, soy sauce, and brightening sherry vinegar.
Reach for a loaf of crusty country bread for the best experience (or if you’re really ambitious, make your own sourdough bread). Use whatever mix of wild mushrooms you can get your hands on: chanterelles, portobellos, crimini—even white button mushrooms from the supermarket would be delicious when paired with the robust dried shiitakes (or porcinis!). We also like using a mix of tender, fresh herbs, plus fresh garlic and chile flakes in the garnish for this mushroom toast recipe, but you can stick to just one if you prefer. Want an extra hit of protein? We wouldn’t be opposed to balancing a poached egg on top. Serve with a glass of white wine for an elegant, easy meal.