Alan, there are times when a portabela, as wonderful as they are (and
they ARE) just won't do the truck.
I find portabellas to be too moist (but delicious), particulary for a
friends who are SADists and want something a bit more traditional...like
what only a boca burger can provide.
And before folks get teh idea that I am stuck on Bocas, I love veggie
burgers of my own concoction.
Ever try brown rice as a base, Ener-G egg replacer, then onions, yellow
squash, zucchini, green/yellow/red peppers....sheer heaven. I will
admit that a touch of tamari and I'm in 7th heaven. I hold it all
together with either oatmeal or matzoh meal and let the patties firm in
the 'fridge for a few hours.
Then there is the magic of miso added at the last moment instead of
HELP, my mouth is watering, I hope I don't short out my keyboard!