Mushrooms Imitating Meatballs

I don’t do a lot of vegetarian recipes because I stay in my lane. I did get some fresh mushrooms from the Fruitful Forest at the Manassas Farmers Market. Virginie wild forages or grows everything, so nothing she sells has been hanging around forever. I was making meatballs, so I decided to go meatless for 1/2 of them. ( I’m not getting out of the meat business, just so you know. ) They are spicy, juicy and have a good semblance to a meat ball. I hope you like it.

16 ounces oyster mushrooms
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/4 cups old fashion oats
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
1 teaspoon Italian herbs
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 cups marinara

Preheat oven to 375.

In a large bowl add mushrooms, bread crumbs, oats, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, onions, salt, pepper, Italian herbs, and eggs. Mix thoroughly.

Use a scoop and make 3-inch balls.

Place on a foil lined baking sheets.

Spray with cooking spray.

Bake for 22-28 minutes.

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