Irresistibly Golden Beer Battered Fried Mushrooms

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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 fried mushrooms…until these!
Golden Beer Batter Fried Mushrooms with Ranch Horseradish Dipping Sauce -

**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. 

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! -

Ingredients for making Beer Batter Fried Mushrooms;

  • button and cremini mushrooms
  • all-purpose flour
  • Cajun seasoning
  • beer
  • egg
  • 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.

5 from 4 votes
Golden 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, Appetizer Dip
Cuisine: American Comfort Food, fried
Keyword: beer batter fried mushrooms, fried mushrooms
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 492 kcal
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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
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.

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
Golden Beer Batter Fried Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving (6 people)
Calories 492 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 490mg 20%
Potassium 612mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 6.5%
Vitamin C 7.9%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 18.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe for Golden Beer Batter Fried Mushrooms as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

Golden Beer Batter Fried Mushrooms with Ranch Horseradish Dipping Sauce -

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  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!

  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

    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

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

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

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

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