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What do you do with an Agaricus Augustus mushroom that weighs two pounds? Make a mushroom pie out of it... This is a picture of my father, by the way. He's a master mushroom hunter.
This is just one mushroom, all clean and cut into bits, ready for a light saute in some butter. Even though the mushroom was huge, it had just opened and the gills, which can get very dark brown with age, were light pink and fresh.
Here's the pie; it was very good. Agaricus Augustus is a sweet, almond flavored mushroom and makes a fine dinner pie.

The recipe we used is as follows; note that the recipe specifies one pound of mushroom, but we had two. Well, this is a 9 1/2 inch pie plate instead of an 8 inch, so I made some adjustments.

Mushroom Pie

Makes a single eight inch pie. Double ingredients for a 10 inch pie.

1 Lb. Mushrooms, sliced

3 T Parsley

2 Onions, chopped finely

1 C Cream

2/3 stick (5 T) butter

2 T Marsala or Sherry

2 T Flour

Sugar and Salt to taste

Saute onions in butter. Add flour and cook but do not brown flour. Add mushrooms and saute. Add parsley and cream; reduce by half to thicken. Add sherry, sugar and salt to taste. Cool. Add to uncooked bottom crust, then add top pie crust. Bake 450 degrees for 20 minutes or until crust is done.

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