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 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.
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).
- 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
- 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
Wipe any surface dirt from mushrooms. Cut your mushrooms into quarters.
Combine wet dredging ingredients together, in a dish or a bowl.
Combine dry dredging mix ingredients (or use about 1.5 to 2 cups of KFO Dry Dredging Mix recipe).
Coat a mushroom in the wet dredging mixture, until well coated. Allow excess to drip off.
Move mushroom to dry mixture, coating it well. Place on plate.
Repeat last 2 steps, until mushrooms are all coated.
Spray mushrooms with oil, generously. Flip mushrooms and repeat.
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.
Cook mushrooms in air fryer at 400F for 7 minutes (stop and flip them over half way through cooking).
Serve and enjoy! Great with your favorite ranch dip.
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.
- 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
Combine all above ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Store mixture in air tight container.
Pour what you need into a bowl or a dish, to use for dredging. Do not return contaminated/used dredging material to storage container.
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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