Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
2 tablespoons Minced onion
3 tablespoons Butter or margarine
½ pound Mushrooms, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons Flour
¾ cup Milk
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
Dash each Salt and bottled hot pepper sauce
2 tablespoons Minced parsley
10 slices Firm, thinly sliced white bread
1/3 cup Finely chopped, natural American pistachios
Sauté onion in butter; add mushrooms and cook 3 minutes. Sprinkle flour over mushrooms; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in milk, pepper, salt and hot pepper sauce; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in parsley. Trim crust from bread; toast. Spread mushroom mixture on toast. Sprinkle with pistachios. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat about 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Cut into strips or triangles.