How to Make Crispy Fried Oyster Mushrooms: A Step-by-Step Guide

Q: Can I use a different type of mushroom for this recipe?
A: Yes, while oyster mushrooms are ideal for their texture, you can experiment with other varieties, though the cooking time and texture may vary.

Q: Is there an alternative for cornstarch in the batter?
A: Yes, you can use potato starch or arrowroot powder as substitutes for cornstarch.

Q: How do I know when the oil is at the right temperature for frying?
A: A kitchen thermometer is the best tool. Aim for 150-160°C (300-320°F) for the initial fry, and about 190°C (375°F) for the second fry. If you don’t have a thermometer, you can test the oil with a small amount of batter; it should bubble and float to the surface.

Crispy Fried Oyster Mushrooms


  • 400g Oyster Mushrooms
  • 3g Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • Equal amount of Flour to Cornstarch
  • 1 Egg
  • 100g Water
  • 30g Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Thirteen Spices
  • A pinch of Matsutake Mushroom Powder
  • 2g Baking Powder
  1. Clean the oyster mushrooms and tear them into pieces. Blanch them in boiling water with a teaspoon of salt for flavor. Blanch for about 1 minute, then drain and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix cornstarch and an equal amount of flour. Add one egg and enough water to form a thick, sticky batter.
  3. To the batter, add a teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon of thirteen spices, and a pinch of matsutake mushroom powder. Mix well until smooth and slowly flowing.
  4. Stir in 30g of cooking oil until evenly mixed, then cover the batter with cling film and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  5. After resting, stir in a little baking powder into the batter, then coat the mushrooms evenly with the batter.
  6. Heat oil in a deep fryer or pan to medium heat (about 150-160°C or 300-320°F). Fry the battered mushrooms until they take shape, then remove them from the oil.
  7. Increase the oil temperature to about 190°C (375°F) and fry the mushrooms again for about 30 seconds or until they are golden brown and crispy. Drain the oil before serving.
  8. ✅ Serve hot and enjoy your crispy fried oyster mushrooms! ✅
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  • Calories: Varies depending on frying method and oil absorption
  • Rich in Protein (from mushrooms and egg)
  • Carbohydrates: Predominantly from flour and cornstarch
  • Fiber: Present in oyster mushrooms
  • Contains essential vitamins and minerals from oyster mushrooms