Button mushrooms are battered and fried in oil for an irresistible snack. These are great for watching sports.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour and garlic salt. Mix in egg and water until smooth.

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  • Heat the oil in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Test to see if oil is hot by frying a drop of batter. If it sizzles and floats to the top, the oil is ready.

  • Dip mushrooms into the batter and then place in the hot oil. Fry a few at a time so they are not crowded, until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

127 calories; protein 4.2g; carbohydrates 13.9g; fat 6.5g; cholesterol 23.3mg; sodium 239.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2008
We loved Loved LOVED these. This is a favorite of ours when we go out to restaurants and I really am glad that I "finally" found a recipe that is what we order out. Definate keeper. Thanks for the post. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/02/2008
First time I made these we didn't like the batter- too mushy. So the next time we dipped the mushrooms in beat egg and the rolled them in italian breadcrumbs (already has garlic and spices added in). They turned out wonderful- crunchy and tasty. Dipped in Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing. Read More
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71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
11/02/2008
First time I made these we didn't like the batter- too mushy. So the next time we dipped the mushrooms in beat egg and the rolled them in italian breadcrumbs (already has garlic and spices added in). They turned out wonderful- crunchy and tasty. Dipped in Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing. Read More
(186)
Rating: 3 stars
08/11/2007
Followed directions as written. Flavor was good but the batter never got crispy. It was more like a pancake-wrapped mushroom. I like a crunchy outer. I also missed the beer flavor so next time I'll look for a beer batter for my shrooms. Dh liked them as well but wished they were more crunchy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2008
We loved Loved LOVED these. This is a favorite of ours when we go out to restaurants and I really am glad that I "finally" found a recipe that is what we order out. Definate keeper. Thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2007
I have made these twice now. The only people in the house who don't like them are the ones who don't like mushrooms! I added a little extra garlic salt. The only draw back was that I had to fry them for a long time to make them crisp enough. But towards the end of the batch they went faster I guess because the oil got hotter and hotter. I loved these. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2010
I had no problems with this recipe I was worried they would come out mushy but mine came out just fine. I of course cooked them with my deep fryer at 350 for about 4 minutes. Will def use this recipe again.. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2008
Good but does need more spice. Also used a deep fryer and fried until brown and crisp. Here is a dip I made: 1/4 cup mayo 1 tblsp each lemon juice horseradish milk to desired consistency. Similar to dips we have tasted served with this dish. Will make this again with some cayenne and more garlic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2009
FABULOUS!! I made this 2x (husb birthday dinner) second time was even better because I added a little more seasoning to the flour mixture (ie. chicken soup mix more garlic & salt). I added seltzer instead of water but I know my mom-in-law makes it with beer instead of water. That gives it a tampura kind of taste-YUM! I also "double dipped" the mushroom: egg flour egg flour- I think this gave it more crispy crunch. Trick is to serve it RIGHT AWAY! Make sure to serve it warm or else it ruins the taste &crunch. Try it with cauliflower too. Do you know how much this costs in a resturant????!!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/05/2008
Followed recipes directions and the end result was good. They were good for home cooked fried mushrooms. I had to add a bit of salt and garlic powder on top for more flavor though. Not bad. I'm going to continue to fool around with ideas on this one; Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2007
loved it... just like the resturant cotton patch who got me hooked on them!! yum! Read More
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