There's no denying plant-based eating is a healthier, earth-friendly way to enjoy the best nosh so why not put our gorgeous Oyster mushrooms to the test with this take on fried chicken?
Crunchy, delicious and absolutely perfect for a main course, snack or game day app! The oyster texture is perfect for the replacement of chicken and is LOADED with healthy vitamins and minerals. This is practically a health food! (Shhh, we won't tell anyone.)
Oyster mushrooms are the star of the show! They’re so pretty and a delicate mushroom with a subtle taste, which allows them to be seasoned and absorb any flavor you add
Flour is used for the batter. I’ve used plain all purpose flour to make both the dry and wet batter. Whole-wheat flour can also work. I haven't personally tried gluten free flour for this recipe but I think they should be fine too!
Spices are used to enhance flavor and color into the beautiful oyster mushrooms. A mix of paprika, turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne pepper
Oil for frying - make sure to use a neutral oil with a high smoke point when frying food. I’ve used canola oil but some other options are avocado oil, sunflower oil, grape seed oil and even vegetable oil Get dippin':
Creamy BBQ, mix equal parts of vegan mayonnaise with bbq sauce and a dash of apple cider vinegar
Sriracha (hot sauce)
Time needed: 20 minutes.
Wipe oyster mushrooms with a damp paper towel to remove any dirt
Prepare spice mix
In a large bowl, add the flour and all the spices, salt and black pepper. Mix together until well combined.
In a second bowl, take ⅓ cup flour from the mixture and add with ¾ cups of water. Whisk together until to achieve a smooth batter consistency
Coat mushrooms in batter
Dip each mushroom into the wet batter mixture then into the dry batter. Double coat each mushroom back into the wet batter and then back in the flour mixture, making sure the mushrooms are fully coated in flour
Time to fry
Heat oil in a pot over high heat and carefully drop mushrooms into the oil one at a time in batches. Don't overcrowd the pot, you can fry a few at a time depending on how large your pot is. Let them fry for a few minutes until nice and golden brown Remove and place on paper towels to remove excess oil, then place on a cooling rack to keep crispy until the rest is done. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce!