**Disclaimer – This post for Beer Batter Fried Mushrooms is an updated recipe post which I initially shared back in June of 2014. The following is what I wrote about these homemade fried mushrooms at that time;
My husband adores fried mushrooms. I mean, ADORES them. Me? I’m more of an onion ring gal.
But this #SundaySupper post isn’t about me or “my kind.” It’s about men, and “MEN FOOD” which is why I chose to make these Beer Battered Fried Mushrooms… for him, and for all others like him (i.e., men) who love fried mushrooms…and beer! 🙂
**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions and complete ingredient measurements for making Golden Beer Batter Fried Mushrooms is available near the end of this post.
Ingredients for making Beer Batter Fried Mushrooms;
- button and cremini mushrooms
- all-purpose flour
- Cajun seasoning
- light colored oil for frying (peanut, canola, avocado, grapeseed)
- salt and pepper
- ranch dressing
- prepared horseradish sauce
If I don’t have a cooking thermometer and won’t know when my oil reaches the correct frying temperature, can I still make these fried mushrooms?
- I recommend using a thermometer to bring the oil up to temperature. However, if you submerge the handle of a wooden spoon into the hot oil and small bubbles immediately form and dance to the surface (much like champagne bubbles), you’re oil is hot enough and ready to fry.
What should I do with the oil after frying the mushrooms?
- Frying oil can be recycled up to 4 times before it needs to be discarded. To reuse the oil, cool it completely, and then carefully funnel it into a covered container for another use.
Back to the original post from 2014;
Since today is officially Father’s Day, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish my husband, Mark, an enjoyable and relaxing day. Yesterday we spent the day golfing with our two sons, which is the favorite “man sport” in our family.
Today we’ll be visiting Mark’s 94-year-old dad in the morning (I made him cookies), and my dad in the afternoon (I made him ice cream)…but shhh, don’t tell. It’s supposed to be a secret!
Back to the Beer Battered Fried Mushrooms. We had them last night with dinner, and we couldn’t stop talking about how delicious they were! I mean, really, truly delicious! As a matter of fact, they may have converted me from an onion ring gal to a fried mushroom gal!
I served these battered mushrooms with some store-bought ranch dressing that I doctored up a bit with some horseradish sauce and a little Cajun seasoning to mimic the flavor of the golden, fried mushroom batter itself. CRAZY GOOD!
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**Disclaimer – I slightly adapted this recipe from the cookbook: Southern Living – Off the Eaten Path, Second Helpings. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Golden Beer Batter Fried Mushrooms. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe, I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give this recipe some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you.
- 2 pints white button mushrooms, cleaned and halved or quartered
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoons Cajun seasoning
- 1 12 ounce beer
- 1 large egg
- 3-4 cups light colored oil, peanut, grapeseed, canola, avocado
- pinch salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 cup prepared ranch dressing
- 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish sauce, or to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- Wipe the mushroom with a damp paper towel to clean.
- Remove the stems and then cut the smaller ones in half and the larger ones into quarters.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, Cajun seasoning, beer, and egg. *Note - the mixture should be the consistency of pancake batter.
Meanwhile, in a large, high sided pot bring approximately 2"-3" of oil to a temperature of 375°
- Place approximately 10-15 mushrooms into the batter and use a spoon to carefully stir them to coat.
- Use a set of tongs to remove the mushrooms, one at a time from the batter, and carefully add them to the hot oil.
*Note - If you add the mushrooms all in at once to the hot oil they'll stick together, which is why it's best to add them individually.
- Fry the mushrooms, stirring carefully and occasionally for approximately 3-4 minutes or until they're golden brown in color.
- Use a large slotted spoon to remove the fried mushrooms to a paper towel-lined bowl and season immediately with a light sprinkling of salt and pepper.
- Continue the same process with the remaining mushrooms.
Prepare the sauce by whisking all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Serve the mushrooms with the sauce and enjoy!
Tip; I recommend using a thermometer to bring the oil up to temperature. However, if you submerge the handle of a wooden spoon into the hot oil and small bubbles immediately form and dance to the surface (much like champagne bubbles), you're oil is hot enough and ready to fry.
Tip; Frying oil can be recycled up to 4 times before it needs to be discarded. To reuse the oil, cool it completely, and then carefully funnel it into a covered container for another use.
Tools and equipment;
large bowl, chef's knife, cutting board, paper towels, large slotted spoon, wooden spoon, large high-sided pan for frying, measuring spoons, measuring cups, bottle opener
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