5 from 7 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.

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.