Air Fried Mushrooms

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Fried Mushrooms

I admit it, fried mushrooms are a weakness of mine (we love mushrooms in our house in general). When I can’t go out and enjoy someone else making them for me, at least I know I can make air fried mushrooms for myself at home. I still get the brown crispy coating from the dredging and the juicy mushroom inside.


This is a two step dredging process. First dredge is in a seasoned egg mixture, second in a seasoned dry dredging mixture. I prefer to make a larger amount of dry dredging mixture all at one, and use just what I need. I use about 1.5 cups, discarding excess. Do not put used dry dredging mixture back into your stock jar/container, to avoid cross contamination.

Air Frying

Air frying uses convection air in a small area to rapidly heat, in this case the oil on the dredged mushrooms. My air fryer is a basket style, and has a 5.8 quart capacity. I split my mushrooms up between 3 batches, and cooked them at 400F for 7 minutes (flipping them halfway). Avocado oil was sprayed to evenly coat the mushrooms, before frying. The result is a beautifully cooked air fried mushroom, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.


Mushrooms Air Fried
Air Fried Mushrooms


4.47 from 15 votes
Air Fried Mushrooms

Fried mushrooms are a favorite snack or appetizer (and occasionally a side). Making them at home in my air fryer makes them even easier to enjoy (and harder to say no to).

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Author: Kayla
Wet Dredging Ingredients
  • 1 pound crimini mushrooms also known as baby portobellas. White button mushrooms are okay
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon creole seasoning I used Emeril's Essence Creole Seasoning recipe
Dry Dredging Ingredients (or use about 1.5-2 cups of KFO Dry Dredging Mix recipe)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs plain
  • 3/4 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paparika
  • 3/4 teaspoon creole seasoning I used Emeril's Essesence Seasoning recipe
  • oil in sprayer I use pure avocado oil, vegetable oil works well too
  1. Wipe any surface dirt from mushrooms. Cut your mushrooms into quarters. 

  2. Combine wet dredging ingredients together, in a dish or a bowl.

  3. Combine dry dredging mix ingredients (or use about 1.5 to 2 cups of KFO Dry Dredging Mix recipe).

  4. Coat a mushroom in the wet dredging mixture, until well coated. Allow excess to drip off.

  5. Move mushroom to dry mixture, coating it well. Place on plate.

  6. Repeat last 2 steps, until mushrooms are all coated.

  7. Spray mushrooms with oil, generously. Flip mushrooms and repeat.

  8. Add prepared mushrooms to basket of air fryer (this was test on a basket style air fryer), allowing room for air to circulate around mushrooms.

  9. Cook mushrooms in air fryer at 400F for 7 minutes (stop and flip them over half way through cooking).

  10. Serve and enjoy! Great with your favorite ranch dip.

Recipe Notes

I used Emeril's Essence Creole Seasoning recipe for my creole seasoning.

My Dry Dredging Mix is a great base recipe, that you can add extra flavor to. I make a larger amount of it, and use what I need.

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Dry Dreding Mix
Make it ahead of time, use what you need, and store the rest in an air tight jar. This recipe makes about 3.5 cups of dry dredging mix.
Author: Kayla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs plain
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon smoked paparika
  • 1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon creole seasoning I used Emeril's Essence Creole Seasoning recipe
  1. Combine all above ingredients and mix thoroughly.

  2. Store mixture in air tight container.

  3. Pour what you need into a bowl or a dish, to use for dredging. Do not return contaminated/used dredging material to storage container.

Recipe Notes

You can try adding extra creole seasoning, your favorite steak seasoning, or some fresh parsley.

The creole seasoning I used is Emeril's Essence Creole Seasoning.

Do not return contaminated/used dredging material to storage container.


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15 thoughts on “Air Fried Mushrooms

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for the recipe! We used button mushrooms and omitted the creole seasoning. Served with a
    curry ranch dip. They were so good!

  2. 5 stars
    Great recipe … my mushrooms went a little wonky in the fridge (they froze so they were watery … didn’t need the egg to dredge!) so this was a great way to use them up.

  3. 5 stars
    I wouldn’t ever have thought to quarter my mushrooms, you learn something new everyday!
    I used white mushrooms, and will try Crimini next time.
    I also had no Creole seasoning, but used a little bit of Old Bay seasoning.
    Now, I’m off to see your other recipes.

  4. 5 stars
    On my word better than deep fried much less greasy and super crispy.
    Used Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute and probably cooked for 10 min.
    Maybe the best thing to come out of my air fryer.

  5. i thought air fryers use Little to no oil to air fry foods, that is what they say,however, in your directions you instruct us to Spray mushrooms with oil, generously. Flip Mushrooms and repeat. what?????????? that defeats the purpose of air frying these mushrooms doesn’t it?
    i know avocado oil oil sprayer and all, but still i received an air fryer for Christmas one year due to me wanting to make Healthier fried foods. but that one sentence makes no sense at all. so i will just spray them a little bit on both sides.

    1. In order to get the coating to brown and simulate the crispy fried effect, you need oil on the full surfact of the breading (much less oil than deep frying but yes, oil is still used). If you choose not to use oil, you may not get the same effect and it may taste more floury. I’m sorry to disappoint you. This is not uncommon with air fryer recipes. Have a great day.

  6. 5 stars
    These were excellent!! I was a little worried adding the flour to the bread crumbs but it turned out perfect. I did a batch oil fried (since I already had that going for a separate fried food) and everyone agreed that the air fryer method was far superior.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your results, I’m glad you liked them.
      I haven’t tried deep frying this specific recipe, but I do find that I like homemade fried mushrooms better as air fried too (in general)… it keeps the coating on better! 🙂

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