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Crunchy Portabella Fingers

Crunchy Portabella Fingers

You will need:

  • Heavy plastic bag
  • Large dinner plate
  • Rolling pin or coffee mug or table knife
  • Serving Plate
  • Pastry brush (or clean artists paint brush)

Whip up this super easy after school snack or let everyone make their own. Watch out … the adults like them too!


2 cups cheese or multi-grain tortilla chips, about 2 oz (60g) 500 mL
1/4 cup light mayonnaise 50 mL
6 oz pre-sliced fresh portabella Mushrooms (about 10-12 slices, 1-2 cm thick) 180 g
  salsa or ketchup (optional)  

How To Make it:

  1. Place chips in the plastic bag; seal or tie with twist tie and place on the counter or table.
  2. With a rolling pin or the bottom of a mug crush the chips in the bag  to make coarse crumbs. You can even pound them with your fists if you prefer.
  3. Open the bag and pour crumbs onto a large dinner plate; set aside.
  4. Brush or spread mayonnaise on sides of a mushroom slice.
  5. Press the mushroom slice into the chips; turn over to coat both sides.
  6. Place on serving plate; repeat with remaining mushrooms.
  7. Enjoy eating them with your fingers with paper napkins or serve on small plates; dab with salsa or ketchup and eat with knife and fork.

Makes 10 –12 slices

Variations: Substitute large pre-sliced fresh white mushrooms for portabellas.