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Fried Mushrooms

These Fried Mushrooms are the ultimate comfort food that is wonderfully coated in a batter from flour, breadcrumbs, coconut milk. Fried to crispy perfection this is an instant hit, a versatile appetizer, dinner, lunch – everything you can think of and naturally vegan.

Another view on the ready Fried Mushrooms in a large plate.

Mushroom recipes are fantastic. I like them because you can make a lot of different dishes with them.

Like this Broccoli Casserole, the Tetrazzini, my Zucchini Lasagna, or the Mushroom Risotto

Now I bring you another amazing recipe, that is so versatile, it is perfect for every occasion of the day. The Fried Mushrooms are even awesome as party food, just like my Toasted RavioliPotato Cakes, or the Cauliflower Wings

Ingredients for the Fried Mushrooms are assembled on a wooded board.

Showing a large white bowl with mushrooms coated in flour. Second large dark bowl contains flour as base for the coating.

Why these are the best Fried Mushrooms

Simply these Fried Mushrooms are made with the crispiest texture that you can have. My trick is to use flour and breadcrumbs here, that I think makes all the difference.

Seasonings is what makes these mushrooms so good. So I added onion and garlic powder to the mixture and voila these are spot on.

Showing how the other ingredient for the coating are added to the large bowl with the flour.

Showing the mixed soft coating dough and how the mushrooms are added to it.

Coconut milk for me is an ingredient that I always come back to, like in this Bang Bang Cauliflower  because it adds richness which makes everything even more delicious.

Step by step pictures make sure you get the most amazing result. I’ll share everything with you, the coating, the frying and the crispy perfection, yum.

Mushrooms in the large dark bowl are coated with the dough. A second bowl is prepared with (gf) breadcrumbs.

The dough-coated mushrooms are given to the bowl with the breadcrumbs and covered with them.

What you need for this Fried Mushrooms recipe

  • Mushrooms
  • Flour
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Coconut milk
  • Oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder

A small pot with hot oil is shown with the mushroom at the start and ant the end of the frying time.

How to make Fried Mushrooms

First clean your mushrooms, remove stems with a sharp knife. Carefully rub them dry (you can use a cloth or paper towel).

Give 1/2 cup flour into a large bowl (reserve remaining 1 cup for later) and add mushrooms. Mix until they are fully coated with the flour.

Next use another bowl and add remaining 1 cup flour, garlic powder, onion powder, coconut milk, and a good pinch salt and pepper. Mix with a spatula or wire whisk until it forms a soft batter. Give the mushrooms into this batter and coat them well.

Large bowl full of ready Fried Mushrooms, with golden brown crust and a dipping sauce in the background.

Now add panko breadcrumbs to a bowl and shake the mushrooms in to have them fully covered.

Finally heat oil in a small pot. Give the mushrooms (about 6, depending on the size of the pot) into the hot oil and fry them until golden brown. It should take about 4 minutes to reach a crispy texture.

Serve hot on plates or in bowls. Don’t think about leftovers – these Fried Mushrooms should be always served hot and fresh from the pan.

Large plate of Fried Mushrooms with one of them halved, revealing the inner juicy part.

Tips and tricks

Don’t step away from full fat coconut milk. Light or almond milk will work, but you won’t get that amazing result. I always make them with canned full fat coconut milk.

Make sure the oil is hot: if you are unsure about this, test with a breadcrumb. It should make a sizzle so you know the oil is really hot and that is what makes that crispiness.

Serve them hot, don’t use leftovers to keep refrigerated, or freeze them.

Collage of two pictures of the Fried Mushrooms with recipe title text.

If you try my Fried Mushrooms, tag me on Instagram or Facebook with your remakes.

Cheers, Florian.

Large plate of Fried Mushrooms with one of them halved, revealing the inner juicy part.

Fried Mushrooms

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

These Fried Mushrooms are the ultimate comfort food that is wonderfully coated in a batter from flour, breadcrumbs, coconut milk. Fried to crispy perfection this is an instant hit, a versatile appetizer, dinner, lunch - everything you can think of and naturally vegan.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb mushrooms
  • 1.5 cups flour (use gf, if needed), divded
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs (use gf, if needed)
  • oil for frying
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. First clean your mushrooms, remove stems with a sharp knife. Carefully rub them dry (you can use a cloth or paper towel).
  2. Give 1/2 cup flour into a large bowl (reserve remaining 1 cup for later) and add mushrooms. Mix until they are fully coated with the flour.
  3. Next use another bowl and add remaining 1 cup flour, garlic powder, onion powder, coconut milk, and a good pinch salt and pepper. Mix with a spatula or wire whisk until it forms a soft batter. Give the mushrooms into this batter and coat them well.
  4. Now add panko breadcrumbs to a bowl and shake the mushrooms in to have them fully covered.
  5. Finally heat oil in a small pot. Give the mushrooms (about 6, depending on the size of the pot) into the hot oil and fry them until golden brown. It should take about 4 minutes to reach a crispy texture.
  6. Serve hot on plates or in bowls. Don't think about leftovers - these Fried Mushrooms should be always served hot and fresh from the pan.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 274mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

KJ Callihan

Monday 20th of September 2021

Could you include any other veggies in this, or is it best to just stick with the shrooms 🍄?

Florian

Monday 20th of September 2021

Hi There! I would stick to the mushrooms. You can add other veggies, but the result will be really different. Hope that helps. Let me know what you think.

Donna

Sunday 24th of January 2021

This looks yummy!!! Would you serve this with a dipping sauce? Marinara maybe? Something else?

Florian

Sunday 24th of January 2021

Hi Donna! I love to serve these with my ranch dressing or awesome sauce. Hope that helps.

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