Button mushrooms fried to golden perfection with a light and crisp beer batter coating make the best appetizer or side dish! Beer Battered Mushrooms are crispy on the outside and extra juicy on the inside.
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The Best Battered Mushroom Recipe
This beer batter recipe is also used for our Beer Battered Onion Rings. My husband and I loved that recipe so much, that we had to coat mushrooms with it!
In no time at all, you’ll have one of the crispiest, juiciest, and yummiest appetizers or side dishes to pair with your favorite sandwich!
Ingredients Needed for Beer Battered Fried Mushrooms
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Button mushrooms
- Garlic powder
- Salt and pepper
- Oil for frying
How to Make Homemade Beer Battered Mushrooms
Start this recipe by preheating a deep fryer to 375 degrees.
Combine the ingredients for the beer batter (flour, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and beer) and set aside. Brush off any dirt from the mushrooms.
Pro Tip: Cut the larger mushrooms into halves or quarters. The larger the fried mushroom, the more moisture there is, and will result in soggy fried mushrooms. 🙁
Dip a few mushrooms into the batter and allow the excess to drip off. Carefully add a few mushrooms to the hot oil, but do not overcrowd them.
Let the mushrooms fry for about 5 minutes, flipping halfway. Drain the golden-brown mushrooms on paper towels and repeat with the remaining mushrooms.
Serve with ranch dressing or your favorite dipping sauce!
How to Keep Fried Mushrooms Warm and Crispy After Frying
Place the fried mushrooms on a baking sheet and place it in an oven preheated to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. This will help keep them warm and crisp while frying the rest of the mushrooms. This method works well for all sorts of fried foods- pork tenderloins, steak fingers, onion rings– you name it!
How to Store Fried Mushrooms
Once the mushrooms have cooled, store them in an airtight container for up to three days.
How to Reheat Beer Battered Mushrooms
This recipe is one that tastes good both fresh and reheated. Score! Of course, the microwave can be used but the oven will make the mushrooms hot and crispy. Here’s how to do it:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the mushrooms in one single layer. Tent the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until warm and crunchy.
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Beer Battered Mushrooms
- 16 oz white button mushrooms
- oil for frying
- 1 1/2 c flour
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 12 oz beer
- Preheat the deep fryer to 375 degrees.
- Combine the ingredients for the beer batter. Set aside. Brush off any dirt from the mushrooms and cut the larger ones into halves or quarters.
- Dip a few mushrooms into the batter and allow the excess to drip off. Carefully add a few mushrooms to the hot oil; do not overcrowd them.
- Let them fry for about 5 minutes, flipping halfway, until golden brown.
- Drain on paper towels and repeat with the remaining mushrooms.
- Serve with ranch dressing or your favorite dipping sauce!
*Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary based on ingredients used and cooking methods.
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