FoodTurn movie nights into a culinary delight: The must-try crispy fried mushroom snack recipe

Turn movie nights into a culinary delight: The must-try crispy fried mushroom snack recipe

Breaded mushrooms - my new favorite snack
Breaded mushrooms - my new favorite snack
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2:55 PM EST, December 18, 2023

Are you a fan of mushrooms? I adore them. Mushroom sauce is my preferred accompaniment to both meat and pasta, and I ensure mushroom soup is on the menu a few times every month. These low-calorie mushrooms, rich in fiber, protein, and vitamin B, make a wonderful culinary ingredient that would be a shame not to exploit in various dishes.

Today, I have an exceptional snack suggestion — with mushrooms, of course, taking the starring role. Before getting breaded and fried, these mushrooms need to be boiled. Based on personal experience, I can attest that this dish is perfect for both special family gatherings and a relaxed evening with loved ones, a good movie, and a round of board games. Trust me, the crunching won't stop!

Fried and breaded mushrooms

Ingredients:

  • 14-18 oz of mushrooms,
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano, thyme, or marjoram,
  • salt and pepper to taste,
  • breadcrumbs,
  • wheat flour,
  • 2-3 eggs,
  • canola oil for frying.

Instructions:

  1. Wash and clean the mushrooms. Remember, peeling is not necessary unless you're consuming them raw. For added juiciness, boil the mushrooms in salted water.
  2. Once boiled, drain and dry the mushrooms. Break the eggs and whisk them on one plate, arrange breadcrumbs, wheat flour, and your preferred spices on separate plates.
  3. Rub the mushrooms with the spices and then proceed to coat them in the standard order: first flour, then eggs, and finally breadcrumbs.
  4. Fry the prepared mushrooms in the preheated canola oil. Do this gradually - adding too many mushrooms at once could lower the oil temperature, preventing the mushrooms from becoming perfectly crispy. Serve with your sauce of choice. Perhaps a garlic one? Enjoy your meal and good luck cooking!
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