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Fried Oyster Mushrooms

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Let’s make some Vegan Fried Chick’n but with some Mushrooms this time! That’s right, fried oyster mushrooms! So easy and so dang good!!

This was my first time working with Oyster Mushrooms, and it certainly won’t be my last! These are so good and so easy to whip up!

Oyster Mushrooms can be found at most Asian Markets, and I can find them at my local Whole Foods, and even at some of the other big chain markets. They are relatively inexpensive (I found mine for $6 a pound which sound expensive, but a half pound will make a TON of Fried Chick’n so it goes a long way).

This is what they look like…

All you need to do to cook these is make a dredging station and fry them! That’s it!

You can also AIR FRY these. They aren’t as decadent when you air fry them, but they are still SUPER TASTY so if you prefer to Air Fry, definitely give it a go!

The Po’ Boys that I made with the Fried Oyster Mushrooms were definitely my favorite! I’ll leave a recipe for my Remoulade so you can make some yourself! All you need is some lettuce, tomato and a roll. I recommend doing smaller pieces of oyster mushrooms for this as well. My non-vegan neighbor said it was one of his favorite things I’ve made too!

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TIPS FOR FRIED oyster mushrooms

  • Use a heavy bottomed pot (Stainless SteelCast IronCarbon Steel etc)
  • I highly recommend a Deep Fry Thermometer to monitor the oil temp.
  • Use a neutral tasting, high smoke point oil (Canola, Vegetable, Peanut etc.)
  • Make sure to use UNSWEETENED plant milk. I like RIPPLE the best.
  • Add flour as needed to thicken the vegan buttermilk mixture.
  • Shake off the excess flour and batter when you dredge.
  • Fry a test nugget to test the seasoning and adjust as needed.
  • Let the chick’n rest on a Wire Rack after frying to prevent soggy chick’n.

SAFETY TIPS FOR DEEP FRYING

  • Don’t leave the pot unattended.
  • Keep children away from the pot.
  • Don’t fill the pot more than halfway with oil. Don’t overcrowd it as well.
  • Turn the handles of the pot away from you to avoid accidental spills.
  • Keep a lid nearby so you can cover the pot if it catches fire.
  • Never use water to put out an oil fire.
  • Get a Fire Extinguisher just to be extra safe. This isn’t just good for deep frying, but for having in the house in general!

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Below is a recipe for Deep Frying, followed by the instructions for Air Frying! You can also use the same technique for Air Frying with THIS RECIPE.

Fried Oyster Mushrooms

Fried Oyster Mushrooms

Thee Burger Dude
4.50 from 6 votes

Ingredients
  

Deep Frying

  • 8 oz Oyster Mushrooms
  • 1 cup plant milk unsweetened
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp pickle brine from a pickle jar
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp Cajun Seasoning or any all purpose seasoning you like

Air Frying

  • 8 oz Oyster Mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup plant milk unsweetened
  • 1/2 Tbsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp pickle brine from a pickle jar
  • 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp Cajun Seasoning or any all purpose seasoning you like

Remoulade

  • 1/2 cup Vegan Mayo
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Pickle Brine from a pickle jar
  • 1 Tbsp Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp Prepared Horseradish
  • 1 tsp Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced

Cajun Mayo

  • 1-2 Tbsp vegan mayo
  • Splash of white vinegar
  • Cajun Seasoning to taste

Instructions
 

Remoulade & Cajun Mayo

  • Combine ingredients for Cajun Mayo or Remoulade and set aside in fridge.

Deep Frying

  • Prepare your dredging station. Combine the plant milk, hot sauce, pickle brine and apple cider vinegar in one bowl, let it sit for 5-10 minutes to form the buttermilk. Make sure it's thick enough to stick to the chick'n, if not, add more vinegar. Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and cajun seasoning in another bowl.
  • Heat up oil to 375° F either in an electric deep fryer, or a dutch oven with a deep fry thermometer.
  • If you want to tear up your mushrooms into smaller pieces while the oil heats up, this is a good time to do so!
  • Once oil is up to 375° F, dredge your mushrooms first in the wet mixture, then dry, and then repeat to double dredge, shaking off any excess flour and batter. Place carefully in oil and let it fry until golden brown. Let it rest on a wire rack. Repeat until all your chick'n is fried.
  • You can keep the fried mushrooms warm in an oven set to your lowest setting (mine went down to 170° F) or serve immediately (let them cool a bit though, you don't wanna burn your mouth off!)
  • Serve up however you like, make a Po' Boy, a Popeyes Chick'n Sandwich, Nuggets, whatever you want!
  • ENJOY!

Air Frying

  • Prepare your dredging station. Combine the plant milk, hot sauce, pickle brine and apple cider vinegar in one bowl, let it sit for 5-10 minutes to form the buttermilk. Make sure it's thick enough to stick to the chick'n, if not, add more vinegar. Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and cajun seasoning in another bowl.
  • Take a piece of parchment paper and poke some holes in it with a chopstick (or something else you can't accidentally stab yourself with).
  • If you are gonna preheat your Air Fryer, make sure you don't put the parchment paper inside or else it will fly up into the coils and cause a FIRE! NOOO!!!
  • Line the Air Fryer with the parchment paper.
  • Now dredge your vegan chick'n in the wet mixture and then the dry. You only need to do a single dredge for this.
  • Add the chick'n to the Air Fryer, making sure not to crowd it. You don't want any of the pieces touching each other.
  • Spray them with some oil, then flip and spray again. You want to make sure you don't see any dry flour.
  • Air Fry at 380° F for 6 minutes. Then flip and spray them, making sure to spray any dry flour you see. Repeat this process until they are at your desired doneness!
  • ENJOY!
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5 Comments

    1. Hi, I have recipes for Tofu Fried Chick’n and Seitan Fried Chick’n and Buffalo Cauliflower as well! I’ll update the post with links to all of them!

  1. hi im so excited to try this!! dont have an airfryer due to limited counterspace in my tiny new york apartment lol, but would i be able to use an oven instead? thanks!!

  2. This came out great substituting with baby bella mushrooms. The dip in wet, dry, wet, dry is the opposite order of other recipes we’ve used. Your method prevented the batter from washing off.

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