As their name suggests, the caps has opened out flat, exposing the rich, dark gills.

Botanical name: Agaricus bisporus
Common name: Field, Breakfast, Barbecue, Jumbo Flats

Small flats are sometimes known as breakfast mushrooms. Medium-sized flats are sometimes known as barbecue mushrooms (although any mushroom is great on the barbie). Jumbo flats are the large version and a recent addition to the mushrooms on offer. Flats are a meal in themselves and make an ideal meat substitute. Flat mushrooms should not be confused with field mushrooms, although their appearance and flavour are similar. Flats have an intense, robust, almost ‘meaty’ flavour, with a dense, spongy texture slightly softer than cups and buttons.

Available in 4Kg box or 375g punnet:

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Storage Instructions

  • When stored in a brown paper bag on the bottom shelf of the fridge, mushrooms will last at least a week. So when you’re shopping, fill the bag full of fresh mushrooms so you can add them to various meals throughout the week
  • There’s no need to wash or peel mushrooms – simply brush off any specks or wipe over with a damp cloth or paper towel. Trim stems as required.
  • No waste and no fuss make mushrooms one of the easiest ingredients to prepare.
  • There is no need to peel mushrooms, apart from being time consuming a lot of goodness and flavour is in the skin.
  • Wipe mushrooms gently with a damp cloth.
  • If necessary, simply use a soft brush to remove any dirt from the skin surface and trim the stem end.
  • Do not soak in water, as the mushrooms will absorb water.
  • Caps and stems can be used in recipes.

Menu Applications

  • Like cups, flats are best served cooked. Try roasting or barbecuing them whole. Sliced, they make sensational tempura and diced they produce the most intense colour and flavoured duxelle, soup, tapenade and sauce.
  • BARBECUED – Cook whole flat or cup mushrooms by dotting with butter, sprinkling with salt and pepper and placing stalk-side up on the barbecue for about 8 minutes.
  • GRILLED – Cook whole flat or cup mushrooms by dotting with butter or brushing with olive oil and cooking for 5 to 6 minutes. Season to taste and top with chopped chilli, crushed garlic or chopped shallots or herbs. Serve as a meal accompaniment.