deep fried mushrooms: battered & crumbed

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Dboz Lyfe
from Auckland

These little delights are so delicious, you'll be surprised how many you can eat! Serve as a snack with a yummy dip or as a side to enhance your meal. I normally make this for me and my sister to snack on while we watch the football, and I'll admit we have been known to make a second batch before its even close to halftime! Oops. :/ Hot tip: To make these even more delicious, sprinkle with parmesan cheese after frying.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 4-6 as a side dish
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min

Ingredients For deep fried mushrooms: battered & crumbed

  • 250-400 g
    white button mushrooms
  • 1 c
    flour
  • 1/2 c
    cornflour/starch
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    water
  • 2 c
    breadcrumbs (panko is best for this)
  • 2-3 c
    vegetable oil for deep frying (im just guessing the quantity!)
  • OPTIONAL
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder (i forgot to include this earlier because i dont usually add it, but can give your mushrooms a nice round look if thats what you like. doesnt make a difference for me)
  • Addtional
    some people find this coating bland so if you're worried about it add some herbs or spices. i love it how it is.
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How To Make deep fried mushrooms: battered & crumbed

  • 1
    Heat oil to 190 degrees Celcius
  • 2
    Mix dry ingredients (except breadcrumbs) in a bowl and add water to make the batter (pancake consistency or close to it)
  • Dip mushrooms in batter and coat in breadcrumbs. I like to use Panko or Wholegrain breadcrumbs.
    3
    Using a fork or skewer, dip mushroom in batter and let excess drip off. I usually do a few at a time and lean them against the bowl until all the excess has finished dripping off.
  • Deep fry mushrooms until golden (a few minutes, not too long).
    4
    Coat the battered mushroom in breadcrumbs and fry until golden.
  • 5
    Drain on paper towels and let stand for a few minutes as the mushroom will be piping hot inside. Season with salt & pepper as desired.
  • 6
    Serve as a side or as a snack.
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