Not everyone likes mushrooms. Let’s face it, “fungus as food” can be a tough sell. But when they are battered and fried, it is pretty likely that even skeptics will be willing to give them a chance. Mushrooms are a great source of antioxidants, and they are free of fat and cholesterol. So that means there's no reason not to give this delightful snack a try - fried mushrooms. Just follow these tips to make sure your fry skills are up to snuff, and you won't be totally compromising the healthful benefits of the mushrooms.
These mushrooms are a super easy and portable treat, and they make a perfectly ‘pop-able’ appetizer that everyone will surely grow to love. And what’s the secret to absolutely delectable fried mushrooms? Drum Rock Products, of course! You won’t find another batter around that gives such a perfectly crisp coating. Let’s get cooking! Fried Mushrooms
5 ½ cups Drum Rock Fis-Chic
2 cups water
2- 10 oz. Packages of mushrooms (we used button mushrooms)
2 large mixing bowls
Dipping sauce of choice
*Serves 8-10 people; recipe can be halved.
Directions: 1. Fill the fryolator with oil and turn to 375° F. 2. Add 3-4 cups of Drum Rock Fis-Chic to a large mixing bowl. In another bowl add 1 ½ cups of dry Fis-Chic, and slowly add about 2 cups water until desired consistency is reached (the wash should be thick enough to lightly coat your finger, or the back of a spoon). 3. Using a slightly damp paper towel, gently wipe mushrooms clean (do not rinse mushrooms!).
4. Place the mushrooms in the dry mix; coat well, shake off excess, then transfer to the wet wash. Coat, allow excess to drip off, then transfer back to the dry mix.
5. We did a second dredge - into the wet wash, then back into the dry mix again - in order to get a nice thick and crunchy coating. This extra step is not necessary, but it's definitely worth doing! *Tip: When dredging, use one hand for the wet wash and the other for the dry. This helps prevent your hands from getting caked with wet flour.
6. When the oil is up to temp, work in batches, frying about 5 or 6 mushrooms at a time. They should take about 2 minutes to cook through; make sure to turn so that all sides are golden brown.
7. Once cooked, remove from the oil and allow to drain on paper towels. Serve hot, with dipping sauce of choice.
We decided to use Fis-Chic to fry up our mushrooms today, but don't forget about Spicey Fry if you want to add an extra kick to your fried mushrooms. It is sure to add the perfect amount of heat to complement the delicate flavor of the mushrooms. If you're looking to add a new item to your list of appetizers, we promise that mushrooms fried up with Drum Rock will fit the bill. They are delectable bites that are sure to please - served up solo or with a side of horseradish or ranch dressing for dipping. Enjoy!!