FRIED MUSHROOMS

At my house, we don't like those fried mushrooms that are black and slimy where the breading slides easily off. This recipe is just a very crisp breading on a fresh mushroom. They'll 'pop' when you cut into them they are so fresh. Panko breadcrumbs are a polished bread crumb that you can find in an Asian market or the International section of your favorite food store and they make just a wonderful crunchier coating, too.

FRIED MUSHROOMS

INGREDIENTS 
  1. 10 ounces fresh white mushrooms, wiped clean
  2. 1 cup flour
  3. 1⁄2 cup cornstarch
  4. 3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 cup water
  7. 2 cups breadcrumbs (Panko if you can find them)

DIRECTIONS
  • Mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  • Add water to make a batter.
  • Dip clean mushroom into batter letting excess batter drip off.
  • I find it easier to stick a toothpick into the mushroom to dip it.