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Does anyone have a good recipe for breading a mushroom prior to frying it?

Asked by Val123 (12593 points ) November 28th, 2009

I have two Portabella (sp?) ‘schrooms left over from Thanksgiving. I wanna fry them up, however, in the past when I’ve tried to bread them it’s like the coating just slips right off and makes a big, useless mess.

Any suggestions?

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dpworkin's avatar

First, flour. Then, beaten egg. Then flour again, then egg once more, then Panko. Viola!

Val123's avatar

So the last coat is egg? (Um..Panko?)

Val123's avatar

Darn it, @pdworkin! I wish I hadn’t wasted a Q on this. I should have just PM’d you!!

dpworkin's avatar

Last coat is Panko. (Japanese bread crumbs)

Val123's avatar

I don’t have Japanese bread crumbs! Can I just use flour?

dpworkin's avatar

Yes. In that case, egg last.

janbb's avatar

@pdworkin What are you, the mushroom maven?

Val123's avatar

@janbb He’s chef Ramsey in disguise!

avvooooooo's avatar

@Val123 Are we sure these mushrooms aren’t… magical?

Val123's avatar

@avvoooooooLOL!! I think we’re alone now! We don’t have to whisper! Pretty sure they aren’t magical….does Dillons sell magical mushrooms??

avvooooooo's avatar

@Val123 I wouldn’t put it past you to find the only ones they do. :D

Val123's avatar

@avvooooooo LOL! I’ve never done that…..

Val123's avatar

@avvooooooo Sigh. I know. I flunked the 70’s man!

ccrow's avatar

I never had any of those ‘shrooms either. I like to grill portabellas- I rub some olive oil on the caps, grill ‘em gill side up, then flip & grill till tender. No breading.

Val123's avatar

@ccrow I only have two of them…wait. Do you mean on the grill or in the oven? I wouldn’t want to fire up the grill for two mushrooms!

ccrow's avatar

Well, I meant the grill but I don’t know why you couldn’t broil them just as well. Don’t you have a nice steak to keep them company on the grill?? :-) Or some zucchini &/or eggplant if you’re vegetarian!
I’ve actually never tried breading any kind of mushroom…

Val123's avatar

LOL! No. All I have are two, kind-of- smallish ports that I don’t want to go to waste! That’s it! Well, I have peanut butter and jelly, too. And honey. And salsa and cheese. And some hamburger buns….what can you come up with from that??

ccrow's avatar

I guess you could broil the portabellas & eat them on the buns, w/salsa & cheese… I’m not sure what to do w/the pb&j!!! :-D

Val123's avatar

@pdworkin Ahaa! Total Success! (But…I haveta ask…do you pro-chefs ever cook with the idea in mind of “What a mess I’m going to have to clean up??!!) But most excellent, thank you.

@ccrow LOL! Ewish!

dpworkin's avatar

I am far from being a pro chef. I have fun in the kitchen, and people think my meals taste good, but my presentation sucks and my knife skills are mediocre. That being said, pro chefs have a staff. In our house my girlfriend and I cook and clean up together.

Val123's avatar

@ccrow Well, the ‘shrooms grew with the breading so they were a meal unto themselves!

@pdworkin I still think you should write a cookbook!

dpworkin's avatar

That’s very flattering, but I will leave it to the real cooks. I just play one on Fluther.

Val123's avatar

@pdworkin Well, thanks anyway. Solved an age on problem for me! Now I need to work on seasonings….almost lost the mushroom taste in the taste of fried flour. Ish!

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