This is one of my favorite appetizers. Because it needs so little time and effort. Plus it uses really basic ingredients that most of us have in the kitchen all the time!
I made this for thanksgiving and everyone LOVED it. So I've decided that I want to share this recipe with you guys!
You will need: Button mushrooms, ginger, garlic, bread crumbs, vegetable oil, finger chillies,one egg and salt.
Wash and dice 1/2 lb. button mushrooms into bite size pieces.
Make a paste with 6 cloves of garlic, 2 inch piece of ginger and 2 finger chillies, by pureeing in a blender. (I usually add way more chillies, but then again, I LOVE the extra kick)
Keep mixing until all the mushrooms are well covered in all the spicy goodness :)
Beat an egg. and get out the bread crumbs! (I've used this lovely flaky version that i got at an Asian market) At this point of time, you can pour out 1 cup of oil in a wok and start heating it.
Give it a quick roll in the bread crumbs until each piece is evenly coated.
When the oil starts smoking, its time to begin frying the mushrooms.
Leave them in until they are golden brown, turning them over occasionally to ensure that they fry evenly on all sides. Drain excess oil on a paper towel.
Serve hot. If you haven't eaten it all up as you cooked that is :)
This is delicious if served with a sauce rouge made with bell peppers and cream. I'll post the recipe for that soon!