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Would Mushrooms work as a replacement for pancetta in Thanksgiving Brussels Sprouts?

I've been asked to provide a vegetable for Thanksgiving at someone else's house. Usually I would go with Brussels Sprouts but the recipe I usually use calls for pancetta and chestnuts and the host is Jewish and keeping Kosher. I am thinking I can replace with mushrooms. Any thoughts?

asked by Practically Eating over 3 years ago
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Monita is a Recipe Tester for Food52

added over 3 years ago

That could work or you could use chestnuts

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added over 3 years ago

Actually, chestnuts are already in the mix... ;)

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Kristen Miglore

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added over 3 years ago

Sounds delicious. All that's missing is a little salt and fat (like olive oil), which you can add to taste.

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Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

added over 3 years ago

If your Brussels sprouts are fresh, they don't need that flavor boost at all. Just the chestnuts sounds great to me. Mushrooms would just be an added bonus.

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added over 3 years ago

And who could argue with an added bonus? ;)

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