Prep 5 mins
Cook 4 mins
Just a quick and easy recipe. I tried to find one on here, but this is the bare bones and very yummy!
- 8 -10 ounces whole white mushrooms
- 3⁄4 cup flour
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
- Heat the oil in the deep fryer to 375 degrees.
- Wash the mushrooms and remove most of the stem.
- Pat mushrooms dry with a paper towel.
- Coat mushrooms with flour, lightly tap to remove excess flour.
- Dip in eggs.
- Coat with bread crumbs.
- Set on a rack for a few minutes, so batter sets/dries.
- Deep fry mushrooms in batches for approximately 3- 4 minutes or until golden brown.
- Drain on paper towels and serve.
This was extremely yummy! Reminded me of the mushrooms we had at the bar/grill I worked at in college! I had rather large mushrooms, so I quartererd them, which worked well. Very messy to make, but worth it!
Welcome to the gang, Bekah's dude! When I looked at your recipes, I thought "oh, I like mushrooms, I hope these fried ones don't turn out too greasy.." and I wasn't disappointed! Here's the formal review: I put flour, egg, and breadcrumbs in seperate cereal bowls because nothing else was clean. I didn't use nearly the full amount of flour; half would have been sufficient. The egg got pretty well used up since it wasn't beaten to a smithereen. I started out with about 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs and that was perfect. However, the mushrooms I used were about 1"-1.5" in diameter, thus less coating. I would recommend a smaller mushroom to get more of that bread-crumby-goodness on each mushroom. By the time I got done breading all of the mushrooms, the first ones were set enough to fry. I heated my oil a little hot, I think, as it took about 20 seconds for them to be a nice dark gold color. They were putting off a ton of steam; thus, little grease. For fun, I "double dipped" one of them (flour, egg, crumbs, egg, crumbs) and it came out a little crunchier, but nothing special. They were eaten within minutes of frying, and the 2 reasons it took us that long were, well, they started out dang hot, and I snapped a pic. They were nice and juicey on the inside with a burst of wonderul mushroom flavor, and tasty crunchy stuff on the outside. My husband says to add salt, but I liked them as-were. This is a must for sides in the future. I would recomend serving them post-haste as they lose heat pretty quickly.
I used panko in lieu of the bread crumbs because I like the super crunch to contrast with the juiciness of the mushrooms. This was my first time deep drying mushrooms in a fryer and your guide helped a lot! I do agree that 375 may be too hot for the suggested 3-4 minutes. Mine were golden in about a minute and after flipping, maybe an additional thirty seconds. I used the old ziplock bag trick to avoid the majority of the mess. You might waste a little bit more product but it's worth it to me. If you make them often enough you can tailor the amount to reduce waste.