Crispy Fried Lion's Mane Mushroom

Lion's Mane Mushrooms are an elegant fungi specialty, known for their distinctive appearance resembling cascading white tendrils. The flavor of these mushrooms is uniquely delicate, often compared to seafood, and our Fried Lion's Mane Mushroom Recipe accentuates their inherent taste while adding a touch of crispness. The blend of seasonings in this dish complements the mushrooms' natural flavors, making lion’s mane a true culinary delight. We hope you relish the process and the results as much as we do.
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
10 minutes
Active Time
15 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes
Main, Appetizer
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Crispy Fried Lion's Mane Mushroom Recipe
- 8oz Lion's Mane Mushrooms
- 1 cup All-purpose flour
- 2 Eggs, beaten
- 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- 1 tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Black pepper
- ½ tsp Garlic powder
- ½ tsp Paprika
- 1 cup Grapeseed oil or any neutral oil for frying


Step 1 - Clean and Slice Mushrooms

Begin by gently brushing off any dirt from the Lion's Mane mushrooms using a soft brush or a paper towel. It's crucial not to rinse them under water, as they can become soggy. Slice the Lion's Mane mushrooms into ½-inch thick pieces, resembling small steaks.

Step 2 - Prepare Coating Station

In three separate shallow dishes, place the all-purpose flour in one, the beaten eggs in the second, and mix the Panko breadcrumbs with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika in the third.

Step 3 - Heat Oil

In a large skillet or frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. You'll want the oil to be hot but not smoking. You can test the temperature by dropping a small breadcrumb into the oil; if it sizzles upon contact, it's ready.

Step 4 - Coat Mushrooms

Start by dipping each mushroom slice into the flour, ensuring it's fully coated. Then, dip it into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off. Finally, coat it generously with the breadcrumb mixture.

Step 5 - Fry Mushrooms

Once the oil is hot, place the coated mushroom slices into the skillet. Fry each side for about 3-4 minutes or until they're golden brown and crispy. Make sure not to overcrowd the skillet; you might need to fry in batches.

Step 6 - Drain and Serve

Once fried to perfection, remove the mushrooms from the skillet and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. Serve immediately.

What are Lion’s Mane Mushrooms?

Lion's Mane Mushrooms, scientifically known as Hericium erinaceus, are a unique variety of edible fungi. They stand out with their shaggy, white appearance, often resembling a lion's mane, which is how they got their name. Apart from their culinary use, these mushrooms have been traditionally used in Asian cultures for their potential medicinal properties.

What do Lion’s Mane Mushrooms taste like?

Lion’s Mane Mushrooms have a delicate flavor often described as similar to seafood, like crab or lobster, with a slight earthiness. Their texture is tender and slightly chewy, which makes them a popular choice for vegetarian and vegan dishes as a meat substitute.

Where can I buy Lion’s Mane Mushrooms?

Great question – check out our marketplace where you can buy Lion’s Mane Mushrooms directly from foragers and cultivators.

Read more here about Lion’s Mane Mushrooms.

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