Friday, November 28, 2008

Spicy Crumb Fried Mushrooms

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)

Add the paste to the mushrooms.

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.

Dip each piece of mushroom in the egg.

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!


Pradeep Raghunathan said...

Hey wow. This sure looks cool. I am hungry just looking at it. Will get my wife to try this some time. There are a lot of things I am waiting to eat when you get here :).

raj said...

lol! i love it when friends say that! im happiest cooking, so i promise you'll eat a lot when im there!!!

layeah said...

I have tried these and boy! these are the best way to make mushrooms.
or atleast until u post ur next mushroom recipe.

not my recipes said...

love your recipe.the picture is amazing.