FoodKFC-style oyster mushrooms: The ultimate crispy snack

KFC‑style oyster mushrooms: The ultimate crispy snack

Oyster Mushrooms a'la KFC
Oyster Mushrooms a'la KFC
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6:54 AM EDT, July 8, 2024

Oyster mushrooms in a crispy coating disappear from plates in the blink of an eye. It's hard to believe that mushrooms are hidden under that golden crust. They pair perfectly with a variety of sauces and dips.

Oyster mushrooms in KFC-style batter are a fantastic option for vegetarians and all fans of crispy snacks. Preparing them is incredibly simple, so adding oyster mushrooms to your party recipe repertoire is worth adding.

KFC-style battered oyster mushrooms

Oyster mushrooms can truly surprise you. They are great for sauces; you can fry them and add them to a burger, make soup with them, or turn them into delicious wings, just like those from a famous chicken chain.

KFC-style battered oyster mushrooms are perfect as a snack, side dish, or party dish. They can be served with fries or salad or eaten alone. I love this snack and often serve it to my guests. I don't know anyone who hasn't been impressed by them.

Ingredients:

  • 9 oz oyster mushrooms

Marinade:

  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon herb mixture
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

Batter:

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk

Coating:

  • ¾ cup cornmeal
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 9 oz oyster mushrooms
Marinade for oyster mushrooms
Marinade for oyster mushrooms© Delicacies

Preparation method:

Step 1. Cut the oyster mushrooms in half. In a bowl, pour the vegetable oil and soy sauce, add the sweet paprika, dried garlic, ground ginger, cardamom, and herb mixture, and mix thoroughly. Add the chopped mushrooms to the marinade and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate for 1-2 hours.

Breading oyster mushrooms
Breading oyster mushrooms© Delicacies

Step 2. Proceed to prepare the batter. Mix the cornmeal, all-purpose flour, and milk in a bowl until a thick batter forms without lumps. In a separate dish, mix the ingredients for the coating.

Fried oyster mushrooms a'la KFC
Fried oyster mushrooms a'la KFC© Delicacies

Step 3. Dredge the marinated pieces of oyster mushrooms first in the batter, then in the coating. Do this thoroughly so they are well-covered with ingredients.

Step 4. Fry the oyster mushrooms in deep, well-heated oil until golden brown. After frying, place them on a paper towel to remove excess oil and serve warm with your favorite dip. Enjoy!

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