Years ago, someone told me that the sign of a balabusta is someone who has hardboiled eggs, cooked potatoes, and fried onions in the fridge at all times. You can always whip up a meal quickly starting with one of these ingredients. I like to fry up lots of onions for a long time over low heat, and put them in cups in the freezer. This way, I’m always one step ahead.
I tried this with canned mushrooms as well, and surprisingly it was equally as good. Usually I’m a stickler for using fresh mushrooms, as canned mushrooms aren’t so palatable. But here there’s so much flavor from the other ingredients that it’s not as noticeable.
Food and Prop Styling by Renee Muller
Photography by Hudi Greenberger