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HOT BUTTER MUSHROOM STIR FRY

Hot butter mushroom stir-fry is a favourite side dish to serve anytime.

This mushroom recipe turns your everyday plain mushrooms into an irresistible appetizer or side dish.

If you are looking for a vegetarian recipe with battered fried mushrooms tossed in an easy chilli garlic sauce, you’ll love this recipe.

These deep-fried butter mushrooms are the vegetarian version of the hot butter cuttlefish dish.

The batter-fried mushroom gives you an amazingly crispy, buttery must-try Sri Lankan recipe.

hot butter mushroom fry tossed and placed on a black plate.

Steps for making this mushroom recipe

To make the fried mushrooms(hot butter mushrooms) coat them in a seasoned flour coating.

I used an egg to help with the flour coating but you can certainly do it without an egg(I’ve given instructions on how to turn this hot butter mushroom into a vegetarian version below).

Then the fried mushrooms are added to melted butter and chilli paste mix, giving this fried mushroom recipe its addictive taste.

How to serve the batter-fried mushrooms.

  • You can serve this mushroom as a substitute for any type of meat dish.
  • Makes a great crunchy filling for a vegetarian burger or hot dog.
  • Make vegetarian wraps or tortillas, and top it off with your favourite sauces.
  • Serve as a simple starter or bite.
crispy fried mushroom tossed with green onions for the hot butter mushroom fry recipe.

What to serve with hot butter mushroom.

These are a few examples but browse through the islandsmile recipe blog and you’ll be able to serve this hot butter mushroom stir-fry with your combos.

crispy fried mushroom mixed with scallions and placed on a black platter.
Tips to cook hot butter mushroom stir-fry.
  • Have all the ingredients you need prepared and ready.
  • The mushroom needs to be coated thoroughly in seasoned flour.
  • Keep the oil heat steady without smoking hot and regulate the heat to keep it at low-medium heat.
    to do this I often turn the stove knob from medium heat to low and back to medium again.
  • Have all the utensils needed ready as well.

Can I use any other type of mushrooms?

I’ve used oyster mushrooms, if using any other mushrooms(button mushrooms etc)slice them thin so they fry quickly.

Utensils and appliances needed.

  • Chopping board/ knife.
  • Large bowl
  • A large tray(a baking pan would do)covered in kitchen paper towels.
  • Slotted spoon
  • Deep frying pan to fry the mushrooms.
  • Large flat frying pan or medium-sized wok to assemble the hot butter mushroom stir-fry.
crispy fried mushroom served in a black platter to make the ho butter mushroom fry recipe.

Substitutes for the mushroom recipe.

  • The egg can be omitted as the natural dampness of the mushrooms can still help to coat the mushrooms with flour seasoning.
  • Chilli paste which has dried baby shrimp can be substituted with a vegan or vegetarian chilli paste or replaced with a few teaspoons of red chilli flakes.
    • Butter is a key ingredient that gives this fried mushroom stir fry its unique taste but to make it vegetarian, substitute with oil or vegetable ghee.
More mushroom recipes.

Avoid freezing.

Simply microwave for a few seconds to heat the fried mushrooms but expect less crunch.

Stop food waste by the leftovers can be added to a spicy egg stir fry or omelette.

RECIPE DIFFICULTY-LITTLE CARE NEEDED

The ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

2 packs of oyster mushrooms
1 egg(read substituting ingredients above for a completely vegetarian version)
1 and 1/3 cup cornflour
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
2 teaspoons of black pepper powder
1 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of oil
6-7 spring onion stalks (these could be 5-7 individual stalks)
1/2 a cup of butter(substitutes for a fully vegetarian version given above)
1 and 1/2 tablespoons of minced garlic(about 4-5 garlic pods minced)
1 and 1/2 tablespoons of chilli paste(substitute for vegetarian version given above)
1 tablespoon of lime juice

How to make hot butter mushroom

Remove the oyster mushrooms from the package(2 packs) and shred them into strips. avoid shredding to smaller strips.

Transfer the shredded mushrooms to a bowl.

shredded mushroo to make battered fried mushroom.

Add the egg to the shredded mushroom.

adding egg to batter the mushroom and fry them.

Combine so the egg is incorporated into the shredded mushrooms.
Set aside.

egg coated mushroom to make fried battered mushroom.

To a separate bowl, add cornflour(1 and 1/3 cup, turmeric(1/2 tsp), pepper( 2 tsp), and salt(1 tsp) to season.
Combine the dry ingredients well.

making the flour mix with turmeric , pepper, cornflour to coat the mushrooms.

Add the cornflour mix with the mushrooms.

combining mushroom and cornflour mixture to fry the mushrooms.

Coat the mushrooms in the cornflour mix.

I used a disposable glove as the mixture tends to be slightly sticky and not easily removable with a quick wash.

This matters when you need to move on to the next step of making the fried mushroom stir fry(hot butter mushroom).

coated mushroom ready to be fried.

Place the kitchen paper towel-covered tray close to your frying pan.

How to fry the mushrooms.

Place a medium-sized pan over a low-medium fire and add the oil(2 cups or use as needed).

Gradually bring the oil to a temperature where when you add a wooden stick(use a wooden spoon), bubbles appear around it.

Make sure to regulate the heat to maintain this temperature.

Now, in small batches fry the mushrooms. fry each batch until they are golden and crispy.

Drain oil completely before placing the crispy mushroom fries on the tray, lay them in a way that the mushrooms are not stacked on each other.

batter fried mushrooms placed on a tissue to absorb oil.

If you are going fully vegetarian then the fried mushrooms will look as below without the egg coating. still crispy and good.

coating mushroom without egg to make hot butter mushroom.
making the hot butter-fried mushroom.

Place a large frying pan over low medium heat and add in the butter(1/2 a cup)

melting butter to make the hot butter sauce for the fried mushrooms.

Let the butter melt and add in the garlic(1 and 1/2 tbsp).

melting butter with minced ginger to make the hot butter mushroom recipe.

Cook over medium heat for 1 minute.

adding the minced garlic to make the hot butter sauce.

Then add the chilli paste(1 and 1/2 tbsp, add more if needed). you can use my chilli paste recipe which I’ve used here.

add the chilli paste to the hot garlic butter sauce.

Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 minutes.

cooking the chilli paste with the hot garlic butter sauce.

Add in the chopped spring onion stalks(6-7).

add the spring onions into the hot garlic butter sauce.

Cook until just wilted.

wilted scallions with the hot garlic sauce to make the fried mushrooms.

Then add in the crispy deep-fried mushrooms and combine well.
Taste and season with salt if necessary and a dash of lime juice(1 tbsp).

add the crispy battered mushrooms with the hot garlic butter sauce.

Serve the hot butter mushrooms(fried mushroom stir-fry)within an hour of making it or when still warm for best results.

crispy hot butter fried mushrooms.

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deep fried hot butter mushrooms in a bowl

fried mushrooms(hot butter mushroom stir-fry)

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A new fried mushroom recipe you’ll be making all the time.

because this fried mushroom stir-fry also known as hot butter mushrooms are hard to resist.

If you are looking for a vegetarian mushroom recipe to impress your guest then you really need to make these batterd and fried mushroom stir-fry.

Ingredients

  • 2 packs of oyster mushrooms
  • 1 egg(read substituting ingredients above for a completely vegetarian version)
  • 1 and 1/3 cup cornflour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons of black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups of oil
  • 6-7 spring onion stalks (these could be 5-7 individual stalks)
  • 1/2 a cup of butter(substitutes for a fully vegetarian version given above)
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of minced garlic(about 4-5 garlic pods minced)
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of chilli paste(substitute for vegetarian version given above)
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice

Instructions

  1. Remove the oyster mushrooms from the package(2 packs) and shred them into strips. avoid shredding it into smaller strips.
  2. Transfer the shredded mushrooms to a bowl.
  3. Add an egg to the shredded mushroom.
  4. Combine so the egg is incorporated into the shredded mushrooms. Set aside.
  5. To a separate bowl, add cornflour(1 and 1/3 cups, turmeric(1/2 tsp), pepper( 2 tsp) and salt(1 tsp) to season. Combine the dry ingredients well.
  6. Add the cornflour mix to the mushrooms
  7. Coat the mushrooms in the cornflour mix.
  8. I used a disposable glove as the mixture tends to be slightly sticky and not easily removable with a quick wash.
  9. This matters when you need to move on to the next step of making the fried mushroom stir fry(hot butter mushroom).
  10. Place the kitchen paper towel-covered tray close to your frying pan.

Frying mushrooms for the hot butter mushroom stir fry.

  1. Place a medium-sized pan over low medium fire and add in the oil(2 cups or use as needed).
  2. Gradually bring the oil to a temperature where when you add a wooden stick(use a wooden spoon), bubbles appear around it.
  3. Make sure to regulate the heat to maintain this temperature.
  4. Now, in small batches fry the mushrooms. fry each batch until they are golden and crispy.
  5. Drain oil completely before placing the crispy mushroom fries on the tray lay them so the mushrooms are not stacked on each other.
  6. If you are going fully vegetarian then the fried mushrooms will look as below without the egg coating. still crispy and good.

How to make the hot butter-fried mushroom stir-fry.

  1. Place a large frying pan over low medium heat and add in the butter(1/2 a cup).
  2. Let the butter melt and add the garlic(1 and 1/2 tbsp).
  3. Cook over medium heat for 1 minute.
  4. Then add in the chilli paste(1 and 1/2 tbsp, add more if needed). you can use my chilli paste recipe which I’ve used here.
  5. Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Add in the chopped spring onion stalks(6-7).
  7. Cook until just wilted.
  8. Then add in the crispy deep-fried mushrooms and combine well. Taste and season with salt if needed and a dash of lime juice(1 tbsp).
  9. Serve the hot butter mushrooms(fried mushroom stir-fry)within an hour of making it or when still warm for best results.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1002Total Fat: 109gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 86gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 604mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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