Batter Fried Mushrooms

Servings: 4 servings

Fresh, hot fried mushrooms made in the comfort and convenience of your own home. Serve with ranch dressing or your favorite dipping sauce, anything will work, even a zesty chipotle aioli. This recipe is perfect for game day or any day when you're craving fried foods but want to make it a little healthy by eating fried veggies instead. This recipe is best served immediately, but beware, the mushrooms will be extremely hot, so let them cool off a little.



In mixing bowl, combine the flour, cheese, salt, and garlic powder. Stir in the water, melted shortening, and egg; beat till smooth. Pat the mushrooms dry. Dip mushrooms into the batter. Fry, a few mushrooms at a time, in shortening heated to 365°F. Fry until the mushrooms are golden, about 3 minutes, turning once. Drain on paper toweling. Salt lightly and serve immediately. To ensure nice, crispy, light mushrooms make sure the oil is at the proper temperature before dropping mushrooms in. Otherwise, they will soak up oil and be greasy and heavy. Let cool for at least 10 minutes, then serve with ranch dressing or whatever sauce you'd like.