1/2 lb mushrooms, preferably button
1 packet of rocket or 1/2 an iceberg lettuce
250g (1/2 pt) whipping cream
1 garlic clove, crushed
3 tbsp sunflower oil
Pepper and salt
1/2 grated nutmeg or flat tsp ground mace
1 tbsp chopped chives
Wipe the mushrooms with some damp kitchen paper and cut them in halves or quarters, depending on size. Place the rocket or lettuce in small individual bowls.
Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan until hot then add the mushrooms and fry with the crushed garlic. When they are beginning to brown add the nutmeg or mace, pepper and salt and cream. Stir until well blended and spoon the mixture onto the rocket. Sprinkle with the chopped chives and serve as a starter with French bread or rolls.
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