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Fried Mushrooms

Updated on September 27, 2015
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Mushrooms are very nutritional

Mushrooms are not only delicious but they are very healthy for you. One cup of raw mushrooms has 21 calories. Mushrooms are a wonderful meat substitute especially when mixed with beans and grains.

Mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free and low in sodium. They provide us with selenium, potassium, riboflavin (which helps to maintain healthy red blood cells), niacin and vitamin D. Mushrooms provide us with Vitamin. B-6, dietary fiber, protein, Vitamin C, Iron, Zinc and manganese. B Vitamins including riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid help to provide energy by breaking down proteins, fats and carbohydrates. They also play an important role in the nervous system. I have also read on some sites that eating mushrooms regularly also helps with weight lost and maintaining good healthy in general.

Of course the best way to eat mushrooms would be to have them raw in salads or sautéed in a little olive oil. I have found that you can also bake mushrooms with the coating like you would do when you fry them. Of course the baked would be healthier for you but there is something about the taste of a mushroom when it fried that is just unique and so delicious.

I will share both methods with you throughout this hub and you can decide which way you would like to try them. I am not bragging but to be honest, I could eat these things everyday and that is coming from someone who use to hate eating mushrooms.

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Fried Portabella Mushrooms

I really love fried mushrooms so I did some research and found a few recipes but nothing was really appealing to me. So I started playing around with some idea's and this is the recipe I came up with. I use the same method when I make fried squash, onion rings and zucchini.

Gather together a zip lock baggie, dampened cloth and all of your ingredients. You are basically going to set up an assembly line. I usually only fry things in canola oil but after doing some additional research I found that if you have high cholesterol that frying in corn oil is the best route to go. So normally what I do is use both canola and corn oil mixed.

Ingredients

  • 1 container Portabella mushrooms, whole or sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons All purpose Flour
  • 1 Egg, beatened
  • 1/2 cup Plain bread crumbs
  • Mrs Dash Spicy Seasoning, to taste
  • Parmesan and Romano Cheese

Instructions

  1. Wipe the mushrooms with a dampened cloth to remove any dirt. Drop them into the zip lock bag and add your flour. Shake the baggie real good coating all of the mushrooms and place them on a plate. In a separate bowl add some unsalted bread crumbs and different spices you may like. I have found this recipe for a spice blend that Emerald Largesse makes which is delicious. 2T. Paprika, 2T of salt (optional) 2T. garlic powder, 1T black pepper, 1 T. onion powder, 1T cayenne pepper, 1 T dried oregano, 1T thyme. Mix all of the spices together and store in an airtight container. I add about 2 teaspoons of this spice mix to the bread crumb (except I leave the salt out of my mixture).In another bowl add a beaten egg and a tiny bit of water.
  2. Place the flour coated mushroom into the egg mixture- then into the bread crumb mixture. Make sure your oil is hot and drop a few mushrooms into the oil at a time. They will take approximately 3 minutes to cook, just watch them closely. As soon as you take them out of the oil sprinkle them with Parmesan and Romano Cheese. Taste one (no that is just not an excuse to eat one before dinner) if you want a little more spice sprinkle some on them but it is important to do that as soon as they come out of the oil because the spices will stick better. The choice is completely up to you! I absolutely love dipping my mushrooms in a spicy ranch dressing.

Fried Mushrooms

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 297
Calories from Fat207
% Daily Value *
Fat 23 g35%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 11 g
Carbohydrates 21 g7%
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 3 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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Nutritional Information

I did a Google Search and found a reliable source for calorie counting. The numbers listed on the above chart is from that source HOWEVER It is always best to do research on your own recipe because there are many ways to cut the amounts on many of these things.

Truly the chart is a guide line, I always recommend doing your own search for the ingredients you use.

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Alternative to Frying Mushrooms-Baking Them

I always do this with my recipes, I like coming up with alternative ways to make things and cook them. I promise if you like this recipe at least one time try baking the mushroom instead of frying.

Ingredients:

One container of portabella mushrooms (kept whole or sliced)

3 tablespoons of seasoned flour (I add some Mrs. Dash spicy mix to the flour)

2 egg whites beaten with a little water

1/2 cup wheat bread crumbs (I have also tried it with almond flour which is heavenly)

Seasonings whatever you like on your mushrooms

Parmesan and Romano Cheese

You would follow the directions listed above for the fried mushrooms except:

Spray a cookie sheet with some cooking spray

Lay mushrooms in a single layer

Bake at 350 until golden (about 15-20 minutes)

Caring for Mushrooms

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      Eva Thomas 5 years ago from Georgia

      These things are addictive :-) Especially if you use the spice mix with the spicy ranch dressing. Goodness knows :-) Thanks for stopping by. When you try them, please stop by and let me know if you liked them.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Thank you for sharing this great hub with a recipe that is going into my recipe book.

      Here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

      Eddy.

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