Crisp Golden Fried Oyster Mushroom Recipe

Oyster mushrooms, a culinary favorite, are known for their delicate texture and mild, savory flavor. When fried, oyster mushrooms take on a meaty texture, with the edges becoming crispy while the insides remain tender. Our fried oyster mushroom recipe encapsulates a perfect blend of crispiness and the inherent umami flavor of the mushrooms, making them an irresistible appetizer. Embark on this culinary journey and find joy in each step, leading to a dish that delights the senses.
golden fried oyster mushrooms
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
15 minutes
Active Time
20 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes
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American Fusion


Crisp Golden Fried Oyster Mushroom Recipe
- 500g oyster mushrooms
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- plant-based milk
- vegetable oil


Step 1 - Clean oyster mushrooms

Begin by cleaning the oyster mushrooms thoroughly. Gently remove any dirt or debris using a soft brush or a damp cloth. Do not soak them in water as they tend to absorb moisture.

Step 2 - Pat oyster mushrooms dry

Once cleaned, pat the mushrooms dry and then tear them into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

Step 3 - Combine other ingredients

In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.

Step 4 - Add plant-based milk

In a separate shallow bowl, pour the plant-based milk.

Step 5 - Heat fryer & add vegetable oil

Heat a deep frying pan or a fryer with vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Ensure the oil is hot but not smoking, around 350°F to 375°F.

Step 6 - Coat oyster mushrooms

Dip each mushroom piece first into the plant-based milk, ensuring it's well coated, and then dredge it in the flour mixture, ensuring it's evenly coated with the flour mixture.

Step 7 - Fry oyster mushrooms

Carefully place the coated mushroom pieces into the hot oil. Do not overcrowd the pan; fry in batches if necessary.

Fry the mushrooms for 3-5 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy.

Step 8 - Drain & serve

Using a slotted spoon, remove the fried mushrooms from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.

Serve immediately while hot. They pair well with a variety of dipping sauces like vegan aioli or sweet chili sauce.

golden fried oyster mushrooms
golden fried oyster mushrooms

What are oyster mushrooms?

Oyster mushrooms are a type of edible fungi which grow in clusters on decaying wood, resembling the shape of oysters. They are a popular ingredient in many cuisines due to their versatile flavor and health benefits. They are known to be a good source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

What do oyster mushrooms taste like?

Oyster mushrooms have a subtle, savory flavor with a hint of sweetness. Their texture is tender and slightly chewy, which can become meaty when cooked, making them a popular meat substitute in vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Where can I buy oyster mushrooms?

Great question – check out our marketplace where you can buy fresh oyster mushrooms directly from foragers and cultivators.

Read more here about oyster mushrooms

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