The portobello mushroom is a large brown mushroom. It’s immature self—a small brown mushroom—is called a crimini mushroom and sometimes baby bella.
In France, the portobello is called champignon de Paris. Champignon is the French word for fungus.
In the wild the common brown mushroom can have a cap that grows 2 to 4 inches wide. Cultivated portobellos can have caps twice that size or more since they are encouraged to mature. The portobello is a thick, meaty mushroom with a broad open cap and a woodsy aroma. You can make a meal of the portobello served alone.
You can throw the portobello on the outdoor grill during the summer and serve it just like a hamburger. The portobello can also be fried or oven roasted.
An edible mushroom, especially the much cultivated speciesAgaricus bisporus.
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