Fried mushrooms are whole mushrooms coated with a batter, rolled in bread crumbs and then deep fried. The end result is a delicious and perfectly crispy snack. If you want to experience a pan-seared mushroom in all of its intended glory, DON’T crowd the ‘shrooms by piling them on top of each other. Piling renders them soft and lifeless; they need space to brown evenly, which helps them reach a deep, rich, meaty flavor.
The secret to these perfectly crispy fried mushrooms is panko bread crumbs. Panko breadcrumbs are Japanese style breadcrumbs and can be found in the Asian section of many stores.
If you can’t find panko breadcrumbs, you can use normal breadcrumbs as well. As you can tell from the ingredients there are not a lot of seasonings added to the coating.
If you want to spice it up a little try adding some garlic powder and garlic salt. This mushroom recipe makes an amazing snack for any party.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup water
- Panko bread crumbs or normal bread crumbs
- 1 pound button mushrooms or whole white mushrooms, quartered
- 2 cups oil for frying, or as needed
Directions for Deep Fried Mushrooms
- In a medium bowl, stir together the flour and garlic salt.
- Mix in egg and water until smooth.
- 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.