Fried Mushrooms Recipe

Close up view of deep fried mushrooms.

Another great recipe for your super bowl party here – fried mushrooms. Fried mushrooms are whole mushrooms coated with a batter, rolled in bread crumbs and then deep fried. The end result is a delicious and perfectly crispy snack.

The secret to these perfectly crispy fried mushrooms is Panko bread crumbs. Panko breadcrumbs are Japanese style breadcrumbs and can be found in the Asian section of many stores. If you can’t find Panko breadcrumbs, you can use normal breadcrumbs as well.

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As you can tell from the ingredients there are not a lot of seasonings added to the coating. If you want to spice it up a little try adding some garlic powder and salt.

These fried mushrooms make an amazing snack for any party. Enjoy.

Collage showing three steps of making fried mushrooms.
Yield: 4 servings

Fried Mushrooms

Close up view of deep fried mushrooms.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 10 ounces whole fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs (preferably Panko)


    1. In a large bowl mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Add water and mix until a smooth batter has formed.
    2. Dip mushrooms into the batter and coat evenly. Allow excess batter to drip off.
    3. Roll the mushrooms in breadcrumbs until coated thoroughly. Repeat until all mushrooms are coated.
    4. Heat deep fryer to 365 degrees. Deep fry mushrooms in batches until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 408Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 625mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 12g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

44 thoughts on “Fried Mushrooms Recipe”

  1. I love fried mushrooms. These look gorgeous, nice and crispy. I can never manage to get mine to look like that, they always turn out runny, and the breading slides off. Thanks for the Panko breadcrumb tip!
    – Brittany

  2. I love those panko (japanese breadcrumbs, right? they make fritters look prettier. Can’t find it here, though 🙁

  3. I was just thinking I wish I had a fried mushrooms recipe. Not only can he cook, but he can read minds! 😛

  4. On the rare occasion that we went to KFC when I was a kid, I always wanted the fried mushrooms! They were so much better than the chicken – thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  5. shame we don’t do superbowl in great britain LOL. these are great. we have these round christmas time at xmas markets and these usually come with fried cheese on kebab sticks. fantastic! x

  6. These were great! I didn’t have panko crumbs available but they turned out very nice crispy using regular breadcrumbs. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Sagree Lessmann

    Wow, I always wanted fried mushrooms, but never thought of breadcrumbs!! Since it was an Italian theme, I added Italian spices to the batter, It was delicious!!!

  8. They do look great and I was going to try them. Where does the cornstarch come in. It is mentioned in the ingredients but not in the recipe?

  9. I used just a little extra corn starch, plus I added garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper to the batter and for dipping sauce I mixed up some ranch dressing, prepared horseraddish and parmesan cheese. Came out GREAT!!!!!!!!!

  10. Try putting mushrooms on a cookie sheet after dipping in batter & chilling in fridge for an hour before deep frying. This will make the batter less likely to come off during frying process.

  11. It worked great!! Its the best batter I have ever used and the Panko Breadcrumbs closed the deal. Thanks so much.

  12. Recipe is great. I also found that refrigerating the breaded mushrooms for at least a half hour before frying helped keep the coating intact. I also used the same recipe for fried onions but used regular bread crumbs instead of the panko, and they too came out great. I’ll experiment in the future with other veggies and maybe fried shrimp. The batter seems like it could be a great universal batter for many things.

  13. Great recipe the only thing i did different was i used beer instead of water everybody loved em.

  14. Great recipe I also used beer instead of water . makes great onion rings too.gonna try this on chicken wings since my wife likes battered wings better than naked.thanks yummy

  15. I made the recipe and put the cornstarch with the flour, baking powder and salt then mixed in the water. From the recipe, I assumed that is what I was supposed to do. It was just a little bland for my family’s taste so I added a little onion and garlic powder and some chili powder. Zowie! i couldn’t make them fast enough at that point. Then we ran out of mushrooms and started with the fried jalepenos, fried, cauliflower and batter dipped potatos. Really crispy and delicious.

  16. To keep breading from sliding off mushroom, coat mushroom in flour before dipping in the batter. That will hold it together.

  17. I tried frying the fresh mushroom but it gets soggy after leaving to cool for a while. Any suggestion to this? What about dried mushroom?

  18. mel- the cornstarch goes in with the flour, baking powder and salt mixture, which the water is added to.

  19. The mushroom looks great! May I know what type of mushroom you used? Which one will give the best result? Thx..

  20. those look delicious, theyre sooo good with a good homemade-style ranch, but even your favorite bottled ranch tastes good

  21. Barbara Sands

    You can make panko with plain old bread. Look it up! Processor not too fine, toast and store in a jar. If you don’t toast it, it will go moldy.

  22. loved this recipe. found that if you add some spices, coat in flour first and refrigerate about 30 minutes before frying it holds the crispness well. this is also great for cauliflower. just remember the right dip helps personalize it

  23. can’t wait tell my wife gets back with the rest of the ingredients. I love Fried mushrooms !!! They the BOMB DIDDILY OM!

  24. Amazing! Tried it and they were really crunchy! I mixed the flour with some chilli powder to give them a kick!

  25. Annie – the cornstarch goes in with the flour, baking powder and salt mixture, which the water is added to.

  26. My husband and I bought a bunch of mushrooms at the Farmer’s Market and then we didn’t know what to do with them all. I found your recipe and we ate fried mushrooms last night for dinner. Thank you for the recipe. They turned out quite good and will definitely save this recipe for another time.

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