I love making fried oyster mushrooms. They have such a hearty and filling texture. I almost always use them in tacos but they are great alone as well. You can pretty much season them however you like but my favorite way to season them is with sriracha hot sauce. I also love serving them with a homemade ranch dressing (recipe included).
Cook time: 20 Minutes
1 Package of Fresh Oyster Mushrooms (I usually find them in my international Supermarkets. They can come in weird shapes, some are big, some are small and broken apart. If they are loose and not packaged just get about 2-3 handfuls of mushrooms.
Oil for Cooking
The Wet Batter:
1/2 Cup of All Purpose Flour *Use brown rice flour for a gluten free recipe. I have used brown rice flour many times and they come out perfect.
1 Tsp of Onion Powder
1 Tsp of Garlic Powder
Sriracha Hot Sauce. *Use as much or as little as you like. I use around 1/4 of a cup or more but I like things spicy so use at your discretion.
3/4 Cup of Water
The Dry Batter:
1 Cup of All Purpose or Brown Rice Flour
1 tbs of Onion Powder
2 tbs of Garlic Powder
Salt & Pepper to Taste
Fresh Squeeze of Lemon
Prepare the mushrooms by simply pulling the mushrooms apart into pieces.
Next make the wet batter by adding all the ingredients into a large bowl. Mix well and set aside.
Next mix the dry batter by adding all the ingredients to another bowl and set aside.
Now place the mushrooms in the wet batter then coat them into the dry batter.
Place a large skillet over medium to medium high heat and add in the cooking oil of your choice. (Add about 1/2 inch of oil into the skillet).
Once the oil is hot carefully place the mushrooms into the hot oil. Making sure not to over crowd the pan.
Cook the mushrooms for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Drain the mushrooms on a paper towel. Immediately sprinkle them with lemon juice and salt and pepper.
Oyster mushrooms usually come in a big weird scary blob. Lol. Don't be scared just pull them apart into bite sized peices.
Here is the wet and dry batter before mixing. Like I said before. use as much or as little sriracha as you desire. You can even season this batter however you like.
The ranch dressing.
They look like chicken wings!!