Mushrooms in Lemon Sauce Recipe – Fricassea di Funghi

Mushrooms in Lemon Sauce, also known as Fricassea di Funghi, is an excellent Italian mushroom dish.  I like to serve these delicious mushroom in lemon sauce with some of our favorite steak recipes.

The addition of the egg makes a delicious sauce.  In Italian cooking, the term “fricassea” refers to the addition of egg yolk and lemon just before serving, which is an old-fashioned technique that uses eggs to give more body to the dish.


Mushrooms in Lemon Sauce


Mushrooms in Lemon Sauce Recipe - Fricassea di Funghi:
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Fricassea di Funghi Recipe, Mushrooms in Lemon Sauce Recipe
Servings: 6 servings
  • 2 pounds of fresh mushrooms*
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons parsley leaves, chopped
  • Coarse salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1  egg yolk
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  1. Using a brush and a damp sponge, clean the mushrooms; trim and slice the mushrooms lengthwise.

  2. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoon butter; add mushrooms and saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.  Sprinkle parsley over the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper.  Reduce heat to low.

  3. In a separate saucepan, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter; stir in flour, egg yolk, and lemon juice until combined.  Pour the lemon sauce over the cooked mushrooms and stir over low heat (do not let boil) for a couple of minutes until the sauce thickens.  Remove from heat and serve immediately.

  4. Makes 6 servings.

Recipe Notes

* You could use any type of mushroom that you prefer.




Italian Recipes    Mushrooms   

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