Minnesota Cooking: Beer Battering Your Deep Fried Foods
There isn't much to it. I used Fry Magic, a seasoned coating mix, and beer. No measuring, just put some in a cereal bowl, add enough beer to make a wet sludge and you're ready to coat whatever it is that you intend to deep fry.
Today was fresh mushroom stems. My brother in law had dropped off several bags of mushroom stems and we washed up a bowlful and cooked them up. They were delightful!
Rinse Mushrooms in Colander
In the Midst
In the middle of cooking the mushrooms, I pulled a hamburger pickle out of the jar and coated it and fried it. Yep. The coating was amazing and the pickle was delicious!
No need to dry off your mushrooms, Just wash them in a colander, shake off excess moisture and first, coat with dry Fry Magic. Then, roll around in the beer batter mix.
Drop gently into your deep fryer and cook until the outsides are a rusty brown color. Drain and place on an absorbent surface. We generally put a baking sheet on the counter and cover with a couple paper towels. The paper towels seem to work well in pulling the extra oil from the batter.
Then, eat as it is, or dip in your favorite sauce. Ketchup, Buffalo Wing Sauce, miracle whip, or maybe even a Nacho Cheese sauce.
Simple, Pre-Sliced Pickles
Pickle - Just for Fun
Shake in Dish Filled With Fry Magic to Coat
Coated With Fry Magic- Ready to Place in Beer Batter
Evenly Coat With Beer Batter
Gently Lower Into Hot Oil
Cook to a Rusty Tan Color
Rapid Boiling is Natural
- Place Fry Magic in a bowl or plastic box with lid. Place slightly wet mushrooms in on top of Fry Magic. Shake to coat the mushrooms evenly.This ensures that your beer batter will stick to the mushroom.
- In a second bowl, mix Fry Magic and enough of one can of beer to make a thick sludge. Place your mushroom in batter and roll it around to coat evenly.
- Gently use a fork to lift the mushroom and lower it into the hot deep fryer oil. Let deep fry for 4 minutes or until a rusty brown color.
- Remove fryer from oil and dump out mushrooms onto a paper towel covered pan. Let cool slightly and eat.