Deep-Fried Mushrooms

For best results, don’t begin heating the oil for deep-frying until you’ve applied the batter to the mushrooms. This gives the batter time to dry.

Serves: 10Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 20 shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 4 cups vegetable oil for deep-frying

Directions

  • Wipe mushrooms with a damp cloth and trim the stems.
  • To make the batter: In a medium bowl, sift baking powder into the flour. Add sugar, salt, and vegetable oil, stirring. Add water and stir into a smooth batter. Add a bit more water if the batter is too dry, or flour if it is too wet. Use a wooden spoon to test the batter—it should drop slowly and coat the back of the spoon.
  • Lightly dust mushrooms with cornstarch and coat with the batter, using your fingers.
  • Add oil to a preheated wok and heat to 350°F. When oil is ready, add about 5 mushrooms at a time, and deep-fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Cool and serve.

Recipe Information

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 20 shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 4 cups vegetable oil for deep-frying

Directions

  • Wipe mushrooms with a damp cloth and trim the stems.
  • To make the batter: In a medium bowl, sift baking powder into the flour. Add sugar, salt, and vegetable oil, stirring. Add water and stir into a smooth batter. Add a bit more water if the batter is too dry, or flour if it is too wet. Use a wooden spoon to test the batter—it should drop slowly and coat the back of the spoon.
  • Lightly dust mushrooms with cornstarch and coat with the batter, using your fingers.
  • Add oil to a preheated wok and heat to 350°F. When oil is ready, add about 5 mushrooms at a time, and deep-fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Cool and serve.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories150
Total Fat10g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium110mg
Total Carbohydrate13g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars1g
Protein2g