Beer Battered Fried Mushrooms
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Beer Battered Fried Mushrooms

Even if you’re not a huge mushroom fan, I’ll bet you’re going to flip over this deep fried mushroom recipe!
 
 
 
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How do I know? Because I never used to enjoy mushrooms, until I made these beer battered fried mushrooms!

Now I can’t get enough! Which is why I say…I double-dog dare you to eat just one!

 
 

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Ingredients for making Beer Battered Fried Mushrooms;

Kitchen tools and equipment needed;

CAUTION: Never fill a frying vessel more than halfway with oil, as it can bubble and spill over the top of the pot and cause serious injury!

If I don’t have a thermometer for frying can I still make these battered mushrooms?

  • I recommend using a thermometer to make sure the oil is at the proper 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), your oil is hot enough and ready to fry.

WARNING: Unless you’re using a tabletop fryer, never add a lid to a pot of oil as its heating. The increase in oil temperature will cause the lid to suction closed making the removal of the lid with the boiling oil inside very dangerous.

What is the proper oil temperature for safely frying mushrooms?

375-degrees is perfect.

Fry in small batches so the oil temperature remains consistent.

Once the mushrooms are taken out of the oil, place them immediately on paper towels to drain away excess oil, and season them promptly with a light touch of coarse salt.

What should I do with the oil after frying 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.
  • Store the used oil at room temperature (or slightly cooler), and never in direct sunlight.

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Can I leave the beer out of this recipe?

If you’d prefer not to use beer, please feel free to use seltzer water instead.

While the use of beer does impart a nice flavor, what you’re really after is the fizz. Seltzer water will provide that.

However, if you still want the flavor of the beer, but not the alcohol, non-alcoholic beer will work wonderfully well in the recipe.

Can I make fried mushrooms in advance?

Yes! I’ve made these in advance several times.

I fried them on one day, added them to a covered container and refrigerated them for several days before consuming.

Of course, if you want the optimal taste, I suggest eating them shortly after they’ve come out of the fryer.

How to reheat deep-fried mushrooms?

Because you want your deep-fried mushrooms as crispy as they were when they came out of the hot oil, I recommend two methods of reheating.

  1. In the oven. Preheat the oven to 375-degrees and spread the mushrooms on a baking sheet. Bake for 15-17 minutes until heated through and crisp.
  2. In an air fryer (my new preferred method). Place the mushrooms in the air fryer, spray them lightly with olive oil spray, set the fryer to 400 degrees, and cook for 7-8 minutes, or until they browned, crispy, and hot.


How to make beer batter breaded fried mushrooms.

  • Whisk together the beer batter ingredients (flour, Cajun seasoning, beer, and egg) in a medium-size bowl.
  • The batter should slightly thicker than a pancake batter, so add additional flour if needed.
  • Prepare the mushrooms by wiping them with a damp paper towel or mushroom brush.
  • Slicing them in half (or in quarters) depending on how large they are.
How to make beer battered fried mushrooms photo tutorial.
  • Bring a few inches of the oil to temperature (375-degrees) in a large, high sided skillet.
  • Coat a small number of mushrooms, by tossing them in the beer batter.
  • Carefully add the mushrooms to the hot oil and fry, turning them carefully in the oil for 3-4 minutes or until they’re nicely golden in color.
  • Use a large slotted spoon or spider to remove the fried mushrooms to paper towels to drain, and immediately season them with a light touch of coarse salt.
  • Continue the same process with the remaining mushrooms.
How to make beer battered fried mushrooms photo tutorial.
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5 from 9 votes
Beer Batter Fried Mushrooms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Even if you’re not a huge mushroom fan, I’ll bet you’re going to flip over these golden beer batter fried mushrooms. How do I know? Because I never used to enjoy mushrooms…until these! 
Course: Appetizer, Snacks and Munchies
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Keyword: beer batter fried mushrooms, fried mushrooms
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 370 kcal
Renee – Kudos Kitchen: Renée
Ingredients
For the mushrooms;
  • 2 pints white button mushrooms, cleaned and halved or quartered
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 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
For the dipping sauce;
  • 1 cup prepared ranch dressing
  • 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish sauce, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
Instructions
To prepare the beer batter fried mushrooms;
  1. Wipe the mushroom with a damp paper towel to clean.
  2. Remove the stems and then cut the smaller ones in half and the larger ones into quarters.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, Cajun seasoning, beer, and egg. *Note – the mixture should be the consistency of pancake batter.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large, high sided pot bring approximately 2″-3″ of oil to a temperature of 375°

  5. Place approximately 10-15 mushrooms into the batter and use a spoon to carefully stir them to coat.
  6. 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.

  7. Fry the mushrooms, stirring carefully and occasionally for approximately 3-4 minutes or until they’re golden brown in color.
  8. 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.
  9. Continue the same process with the remaining mushrooms.
  10. Prepare the sauce by whisking all the ingredients together in a small bowl.

  11. Serve the mushrooms with the sauce and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

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.

NEVER leave hot oil unattended and NEVER allow children close to the oil while cooking.

NEVER fill a pot more than halfway with oil for frying.

NEVER add a lid to a pot while bring the oil to frying temperature.

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

 

Nutrition Facts
Beer Batter Fried Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 368mg16%
Potassium 460mg13%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 4.9mg6%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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61 Comments

  1. Oh yum! I'd love a handful (let's make that 2!) of these mushrooms!

  2. Your fried mushrooms look crazy good! Ranch dressing is definitely the perfect complement to the yummies =)

  3. Oooh, these fried mushrooms look terrific! The hubby is mushroom-phobic, but I'd happily eat his share!

  4. Ha! I am more of a mushroom gal, and my husband the onion ring guy. I have never made my own fried mushrooms, though. I may need to change this soon!

  5. YUUUM!! Forget the men…I want this for myself!!

  6. I love fried mushrooms and beer lol win, win here! These look delicious!

  7. Deep fry anything in beer batter and my husband and I love it!!! this looks so good and is perfect for today!!! love!

  8. Your fried mushrooms look just amazing! I could pop quite a few handfuls in my mouth!!

  9. I have never tried fried mushrooms. I am a 'shroom lover, so I a sure I would love these too.

  10. Mmmm…love me some mushrooms, and I know deep frying make them all the better! Great recipe!

  11. Yummmm! I've never tried fried mushrooms, but I love mushrooms and these surely look delicious!! Can't wait to give them a try! pinning!

  12. This is the perfect man food! (and woman food). YUM!

  13. My man would love these, perfection!!

  14. I agree with both you and your husband! Fried mushrooms are totally and deliciously addicting, but I'd never turn down a basket of fried onion rings either! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!
    Roz

  15. Oh my goodness I want to eat this right. now. I tasted my very first fried mushroom at a Colombian restaurant not too long ago and it was seriously one of the most delicious things ever, now you have me craving it again. I NEEED to try your recipe!

  16. I'm not really a fan of mushrooms (texture thing – love the flavor not biting into one) but with them battered and fried I may just be converted. Sounds yummy.

  17. Love the beer batter idea! Reminds me of tempura

  18. I'm more of an onion ring girl too, but these beer battered mushrooms look great!

  19. These look fantastic. I love fried mushrooms, can't wait to try them.

  20. My dad used to tell me mushrooms were poison when I was a kid so I've always had a hard time with them. But I'd definitely love to try them beer-battered!

  21. I would love these myself! As a matter of fact, I will pin them to my "Recipes to Try" right now!

  22. Oh yum, these look great. My husband isn't much of a mushroom fan, but I bet he'd go for these!

  23. I've never thought to do this with mushroom! What a great idea!

  24. Yes I do believe my hubby would love these!

  25. My husband would love these, and so would I!

  26. How have I lived this long and never heard of fried mushrooms?? Forget the hubby, I'm making these for ME 🙂

  27. I am also a fan of fried mushrooms. I will have to make these very soon for our family. Thanks for the recipe.

  28. A girl after my own heart! Yum!

  29. This is most definitely "man food"!! I need to try this soon!

  30. Oh my goodness. I would be hard pressed to share these with my man, or anyone else 🙂

  31. This is a thing? I want 15 baskets!!!

  32. Anything deep fried is always a hit in our house and mushrooms are near the top of the list! Yum!

  33. Awwww, I'm sure your dad and your father in law loved and appreciated the sweet treats you made them, Renee. As for these mushrooms – whoa baby! They look so beautifully crispy. I've never had a deep fried mushroom but like Claire says in her comment, I want 15 baskets too!

  34. My brother is a huge battered mushroom fan. Going to have to make this next time he swings by. There's just something about beer batter that makes things better.

  35. These mushrooms would make a great appetizer! Yum!

  36. I don't think I've ever had a fried mushroom before. And I'm kind of wondering why the heck not!

  37. Fried mushrooms are my all time favorite!

  38. These do look incredible! I can see easily taking down a bowl, just continually popping them into your mouth!

  39. The shroomies, the Cajun & the beer in the background are all calling my husbands name! I will have to make these for him!

  40. Yum- these look absolutely delicious. I love anything fried, and especially beer battered!

  41. Oh my heavens – I NEED to make these – ASAP! I also need to check out that cookbook 🙂 Fabulous recipe Renee!

  42. Wait, whaaaaaa?! I've never had fried mushrooms, and I totally love mushrooms. And fried foods. Why didn't I think of this?! I can totally see myself popping these in my mouth a handful at a time!

  43. Howe my gosh, I wish I had a whole bowl of these right now!

  44. I'll have to agree – the ultimate man food! I never actually had battered mushrooms before and will try this recipe for sure! I know my hubs will *love* it.

  45. I make beer battered foods but never tried using peanut oil! Sounds good to me!

  46. I love fried mushrooms but have never thought to make my own, Reneé! They are one of those things that I order when we eat out. Much rectify that!

  47. These look great! Hubby loves mushrooms but isn't allowed to have them anymore, he'd be sad if he saw this!

  48. Laura Hunter

    I could have swore I already commented about how much I love these but baby brain must have be confused. But fried mushrooms are one of my favourite appetizers we always order when we go out so I really need to try making them at home.

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  50. Denay DeGuzman

    5 stars
    I loved making and eating these delicious beer-battered fried mushrooms! My friends who were here visiting from out of town were crazy about them and asked me for the recipe. This is one yummy appetizer I’ll be making again and again!

  51. Nellie Tracy

    5 stars
    I’m always up for some fried mushrooms. This recipe looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it.

  52. 5 stars
    That looks great! cant wait to try this.

  53. 5 stars
    Fried mushrooms are one of my favorite guilty pleasures! These look delicious!

  54. 5 stars
    This will be perfect for game day!!

  55. 5 stars
    not the greatest fan of mushrooms, but if its served that way, I would probably gobble all that up 🙂

  56. Vanessa Brown

    5 stars
    I’ve tried several beer batter recipes and this is the BEST!!! We had some pickles and this worked great for those too! 5 Yums from me!!

  57. 5 stars
    What Amazing fried mushrooms. I loved that. Thanks for sharing.

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