Fried Mushrooms

This recipe yields crispy, flavorful fried mushrooms that make for a delightful appetizer or snack. The combination of seasonings and buttermilk creates a savory coating, while the panko bread crumbs deliver a satisfying crunch with each bite.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

These fried mushrooms are a fantastic addition to any gathering or as a tasty treat for yourself. The crispy exterior and tender interior of the mushrooms, combined with the array of seasonings, make for a truly irresistible dish.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Kcal: 280 per serving
  • Storage: These fried mushrooms are best enjoyed fresh, but any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven for a few minutes to regain crispiness.


  • 10 oz cremini mushrooms
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil


  1. Begin by washing the mushrooms and drying them completely to ensure they are ready for the next steps.
  2. In a bowl, mix together flour, corn starch, baking powder, and all seasonings, ensuring they are well combined.
  3. Add the buttermilk and mix to form a batter.
  4. Place the bread crumbs in a shallow dish, preparing for coating the mushrooms.
  5. Dip the mushrooms into the batter, allowing excess to drip off before rolling them in the bread crumbs to ensure a thorough coating.
  6. Heat one inch of oil in a skillet over medium heat for frying.
  7. Carefully add the mushrooms to the oil using tongs, making sure not to crowd them. You may need to cook in batches.
  8. Fry and turn occasionally, watching for 7 to 10 minutes or until they achieve a golden brown color.
  9. Gently remove them from the oil, draining them on a paper towel-lined plate, and allow them to cool for 2 to 5 minutes.
  10. Serve these delicious fried mushrooms with a dipping sauce or ranch dressing.

Recipe Tips:

  • For a lighter version, you can also bake these mushrooms in the oven at 400°F for 15-20 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time for an evenly crispy result.
  • Experiment with different dipping sauces such as sriracha mayo, honey mustard, or even a tangy barbecue sauce to add variety to your dish.

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