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
- 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.
- In a large bowl, mix cornstarch and an equal amount of flour. Add one egg and enough water to form a thick, sticky batter.
- 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.
- Stir in 30g of cooking oil until evenly mixed, then cover the batter with cling film and let it rest for 30 minutes.
- After resting, stir in a little baking powder into the batter, then coat the mushrooms evenly with the batter.
- 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.
- 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.
- ✅ Serve hot and enjoy your crispy fried oyster mushrooms! ✅
- 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