Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fried Mushrooms

I'm a huge mushroom fan. When I was little one of my favorite restaurant treats was fried mushrooms. They're rich and crunchy and just plain wicked! I honestly think you could batter and fry a smelly gym sock (I've cleaned one to many lockers rooms) and it would come out crunchy and wonderful. Just thinking about it's making my mouth water... not the gym sock, the mushrooms! I may be crazy, but I'm not insane :) It's true you can fry about anything. I've had fried pickles and even a fried candy bar (now that's wonderful!). If you want a humongous fried food fest visit a State Fair. The Missouri State Fair's just around the corner. I'm fortune to live close enough to easily go to the fair, yet far enough away to miss the hustle and bustle. I probably will not be going to the fair this year, but I can enjoy my fried treats at home :)

FRIED MUSHROOMS
1 pkg mushrooms, sliced
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup flour
salt
pepper

Heat about 1/2 inch of oil in a skillet to about 350. Season flour well with salt and pepper. Dip mushrooms into egg then flour and place into hot oil. Cook until lightly browned (3-5 minutes). Flip and brown the other side. Place onto a paper towel to drain excess oil. Sprinkle hot mushrooms with salt. I like to dip mine in ranch dressing.


17 comments:

Denise said...

What I wouldn't give for a huge plate of these right now and you read my mind, ranch dressing is the best for the shrooms. Awesome post, one of my faves!!!

Chicago Mom said...

Oh, those sound so good! Any particular oil you use for frying them? Thanks!

Lynda said...

I haven't had these in ages, Heidi!
There used to be a place here in my town where you could get a huge plate of these yummy mushrooms, but not anymore. I'll have to try making yours!

Finsmom said...

While I am not a big mushroom fan, I could soon switch after reading this recipe - it sounds great! :)

Mary said...

LOL your are too funny!! Well, I love deep fried mushrooms - haven't had any in ages. Seems time huh?

Donna-FFW said...

ABSOLUTELY loving the mushrooms this way and dipped in ranch as you said, PERFECT!! I so could eat a ton of these!

Rachel said...

I absolutely love mushrooms, but my husband refuses to eat them! The highlight of my year is the state fair, when I can get a whole big platter of fried veggies, all for myself!!! I'm going to have to try this recipe one day and just indulge myself :)

Karine said...

It seems to be a great way to enjoy mushrooms! Thanks for sharing!

Willoughby said...

I love fried mushrooms! I've never tried dipping them in anything before, but what doesn't taste good dipped in ranch?!

Katy ~ said...

Now here's something I enjoy but never thought to make at home. You are just too groovy to do this. I am certainly going to do this because we order fried mushrooms when we go out.

Hey! I didn't realize you lived in MO. It's one of our goals to leave New England and move out to MO. We've been talking about it for 3 years now, and one of these years we'll make it.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Fried mushrooms are a favorite of mine too. I like how you changed them up and friend them sliced instead of whole.

Mushrooms Canada said...

Yum! I love deep fried mushrooms. I always order them whenever I see them on a menu because I can never seem to get them as crispy as I like at home.
Thanks for sharing!
- Brittany

Melody said...

These are one of my favorites too. You can beat it with ranch or marinara. YUM!

Krista said...

These look just perfectly fried! And mushrooms are one of my favorite fried foods too! I actually ate some yesterday at a county fair. I'm a sucker for the fried veggies stand...

I haven't even thought about frying my own at home...but I am now!

Carrie said...

Fried mushrooms and I go back a long ways... I have 10 extra pounds that can be blamed on fried mushrooms. I LOVE them!! I've never made them before but I want to give them a try while sticking to my diet. You think I could bake them?!

the ungourmet said...

I'm a huge mushroom fan too! These are making me hungry!

Ingrid said...

We're serious mushroom eaters in this house though I've never tried frying my own. I agree they are wicked good!
~ingrid