Beer Battered Fried Mushrooms for #SundaySupper “Man Food”

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 🙂

Since today is officially Father’s Day, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish my husband, Mark a wonderful and relaxing day. Yesterday we spent the day golfing as a family with our two sons, which is the favorite man sport in our family, and 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 shhhh, 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 remarking about how delicious they were! I mean, really, truly delicious, as in they may have converted me from an onion ring gal to a fried mushroom gal! I served them 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 in the mushrooms themselves. CRAZY GOOD!

This recipe is lightly adapted from the cookbook: Southern Living – Off the Eaten Path, Second Helpings.

Makes: 4 cups        Prep Time:  10 minutes       Fry Time:  20 minutes

For the mushrooms:
2 pints of fresh mushrooms (I used white button and cremini)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1 can or bottle (12 ounces) beer
1 large egg
peanut oil for frying
salt for seasoning

For the dipping sauce:
1 cup prepared ranch dressing
1/4 cup prepared horseradish sauce
1/8 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

-Wipe the mushroom with a damp paper towel to clean.
-Remove the stems and then cut the 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°- 400°
-Place a about 10-15 mushrooms into the batter and use a spoon to carefully stir the 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 pale 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.
-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!

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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. 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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