FRIED “CHICKEN” SHROOMS with JALAPEÑO AIOLI

A simple recipe with 10 ingredients!

Want that fried chicken taste and crunch without the guilt? Try this fried mushroom recipe to satisfy your craving.

Serving Size: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4-6 minutes

Ingredients for Fried “Chicken” Shrooms

  • 18-20 shiitake mushrooms (alternatives: oyster mushrooms or black pearl mushrooms)
  • 3 cups olive oil (or use an air fryer)
  • 2 cups egg replacement (Just Egg or aquafaba)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs 
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill 
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Ingredients for Jalapeño Aioli

  • 1/3 cup vegan sour cream or mayo
  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill 
  • 1 tsp jalapeño (optional)

Instructions for Fried “Chicken” Mushrooms

  1. Cut the stems off your mushrooms. 
  2. Wash your mushrooms well to remove any dirt. Completely dry them.
  3. In a bowl, combine salt, dill, bread crumbs and flour. Mix thoroughly. 
  4. Slice the mushrooms into rounds of your desired thickness (we slice about 1/4 inch rounds)
  5. Dip the mushrooms in the “egg” wash
  6. Immediately after, dip them in the bread crumb mixture. For best results, dip/coat one slice at a time.
  7. Place the dipped/coated mushrooms to the side on a plate. 
  8. Once you’ve finished dipping/coating all the mushrooms, add 3 cups of olive oil to your deep fryer or skillet. (You can use an air fryer instead for a lower-calorie dish)
  9. Set oil to medium-high heat on your stove or 375 degrees in your deep fryer.
  10. Fry mushrooms until golden brown (2-4 minutes total). If frying in pan, flip mushrooms to fry on both sides. 
  11. Place fried mushrooms on a paper-towel lined plate to absorb excess oil. 
  12. Allow mushrooms to cool for 3-5 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh dill (optional).

Instructions for Jalapeño Aioli

  1. Set aSqueeze the juice of 1 lemon
  2. Chop fresh dill
  3. To a bowl, add the sour cream (or mayo), dill, salt and lemon juice. Mix thoroughly. 
  4. Serve with fried “chicken” mushrooms

More ways to enjoy your Fried “Chicken” Shrooms

  • Fried “Chicken” Po’ Boy
  • Fried Buffalo “Chicken” Sandwich
  • Fried “Chicken” Dinner with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and cornbread
  • Fried “Chicken” Nuggets served with ketchup and french fries

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