Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit/204 Celsius
You will need a baking pan large enough to hold the amount of buns you want to make.
If you have a basting or pastry brush, that comes in handy. If you don’t have that, use a napkin or paper towel.
Ingredients for one bun:
2 large Portabella mushrooms
Olive oil, for coating
Carefully wipe off the mushrooms. With a spoon, scrape off the gills and pull out the stem(or cut with a knife).
Lay the bottoms up and brush with a little olive oil.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Turn over and brush tops with olive oil.
Bake for another 10 minutes.
Take out of the oven and let them cool a few minutes before using to make your burger, using one mushroom for the bottom part and the other mushroom for the top.
Tip: The gills and stems can be saved in the fridge for a day or two and added to soups or spaghetti sauce or even to top a pizza.
These are a bit juicy, but the flavor makes it well worth it. Besides, isn’t that what napkins are for?