Deep-Fried Oyster Mushrooms
Clean the mushrooms leaving the stem on. Paint the mushrooms with the puree. Heat the oil in a deep saucepan to 340° F.
Using 3 small dishes, place some flour in one, the eggs in another, and in the remaining dish the crushed walnuts. Coat the painted mushrooms with the flour, then dip into the eggs. Finally, coat the mushrooms with the walnuts and press the walnuts into the caps gently to ensure that they stay coated with the nuts.