FoodKFC-style battered oyster mushrooms: A hit at any party

KFC‑style battered oyster mushrooms: A hit at any party

Oyster mushrooms a'la KFC
Oyster mushrooms a'la KFC
Images source: © Delicacies

8 July 2024 17:04

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 genuinely 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, a side dish, or a party dish. They can be served with chips 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:

  • 250g 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:

  • 120g all-purpose flour,
  • 80g cornmeal,
  • 1 teaspoon salt,
  • 240ml milk.

Coating:

  • 170g cornmeal,
  • 170g all-purpose flour.

Preparation method:

Step 1. I cut the oyster mushrooms in half. In a bowl, I pour the vegetable oil and soy sauce, add the sweet paprika, dried garlic, ground ginger, cardamom, and herb mixture, and mix thoroughly. I add the chopped mushrooms to the marinade and mix well. I cover it with cling film and marinate for 1-2 hours.

Marinade for oyster mushrooms
Marinade for oyster mushrooms© Delicacies

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

Breading oyster mushrooms
Breading oyster mushrooms© Delicacies

Step 3. I dredge the marinated oyster mushroom pieces first in the batter and then in the coating, doing this thoroughly so they are well-covered with ingredients.

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

Step 4. I fry the oyster mushrooms in deep, well-heated oil until golden brown. After frying, I place them on a kitchen towel to remove excess oil and serve warm with my favourite dip. Enjoy!

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