The best battered mushroom recipe
Is there really a healthier way of making battered and fried mushrooms? Indeed there is.
Many of us try to avoid fried foods these days but these gorgeous mushrooms are a fairly guilt-free pleasure.
They are fabulous to serve as a meat-free meal – try them with a fresh green salad, sliced tomatoes and a delicious wholewheat bread.
They are a great idea as an appetiser too and if you are serving a pretty boring roast or fish dish, they make a lovely side dish.
Even better, these mushrooms are quick and easy to prepare.
If you’re entertaining, you can prepare the batter and clean and par-boil the mushrooms in advance and then simply add the mushrooms to the batter, fry and serve when it’s time to eat.
This batter is so very good that I always made double the quantity and keep the remainder in a screw topped jar in the fridge.
It’s wonderful to use in my Spicy Onion Fritters recipe.
All you need to make the dish pictured above are mushrooms. a little flour,olive oil and the special batter. If you have vegetarians in the family,or if there are friends coming to dinner who don’t eat any animal products, this is perfect.
If I’m making these for a crowd, and they are ideal for a buffet, then I usually serve a series of dipping sauces so that guests can choose how they want enhance their mushrooms. These are quick and easy to prepare -in advance if you want to and in some cases, it’s as simple as using something from a jar.We like:
- Mayonnaise with crushed garlic added
- Mango chutney (or other chutneys of your choice)
- Sour cream with fresh chives
- Tomato salsa
- Guacamole with fresh cilantro
I’m sure you can think of plenty more. Garnish the mushrooms with fresh herbs -I love to use fresh basil leaves – and serve a large green salad.