These were the star of our ill-fated election-night party, and a bright spot in an otherwise dismal night. The recipe comes courtesy of my mom, and beware – it is time-consuming to make. But also, so so delicious.
The ingredients are:
- Panko or bread crumbs
- Black Pepper
- Mrs. Dash seasoning
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Canola Oil
The first step is to wash and cut up the mushrooms into bite-sized portions. Then, prepare three bowls.
In the first bowl, have flour (as well as a touch of pepper and salt, but not too much)
In the second bowl, have beaten eggs and water. For every two eggs that you add, add 1 tablespoon of water. As you can see, I used a tall glass instead, as it’s easier to dunk the mushrooms in (I use a fork to do so).
Finally, have flour, Panko or bread crumbs, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese, and Mrs. Dash in the final bowl. The proportions will vary depending on how you prefer your mushrooms, but the main ingredient should be the Panko.
Dip each mushroom piece into each bowl consecutively, making sure to coat them well each time. Then, deep fry the mushrooms until they turn brown. As you can see, I used an enameled pot, but whatever device works for you.
When they’re done, place on a plate with paper towals to absorb the excess grease, and sprinkle with salt (if you prefer) to eat with ranch dressing.