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fried mushroom stir-fry/hot butter mushroom

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.

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

Making the deep-fried mushroom stir-fry.

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

I used an egg to help with the flour coating but you can certainly do it without an egg.

Then the fried mushrooms are added in to a melted butter, chilli paste mix that gives this fried mushroom recipe its addictive taste.

What to serve with fried mushroom stir-fry(hot butter mushrooms).

You can serve this mushroom as a substitute for a meat dish

OR

Pair it up with other vegetarian coconut milk curries like Dhal curry, Potato curry, Pumpkin curry, Beetroot curry, Pineapple curry, wambotu moju.

Try it with other meat dishes like my grandmother’s beef curry, or my mother in laws beef curry, spicy fish curry, chicken curry,

These are a few examples but browse through the site and you will be able to serve this hot butter mushroom stir-fry with your own combos.

Beginner’s notes on making hot butter mushroom stir-fry.

  • Have all the ingredient you need prepared and ready.
  • The mushroom needs to be coated thoroughly in the 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.

Utensils and appliances needed.

Chopping board knife.
Large bowl
Large tray(a baking pan would do as well)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.

Can I use any other type of mushrooms?

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

Substituting ingredients to make this fried mushroom stir-fry(hot butter mushrooms)to a completely vegetarian version.
  • The egg can be omitted as the natural dampness of the mushrooms can still help to coat the mushrooms with the flour seasoning.
  • Chilli paste which has dried baby shrimp can be substituted with a vegan or vegetarian chilli paste or simply replace it 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.
5 mushroom recipes you’ll want to try.

Canned mushroom curry.

Sauteed mushrooms and onions

Mushroom and peas masala curry.

Mushroom green bean stir-fry.

Chickpeas mushroom and pumpkin curry.

Storing-can be refrigerated for 24 hours but will not reccomend as the texture and taste will change.

Freezing-avoid freezing.

Reheating– simply microwave for a few seconds to heat the fried mushrooms but expect less crunch.

Stop food waste by- any leftovers can be added to a spicy egg stir fry or omelet.

Batter fried mushrooms/hot butter mushrooms

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

Method

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

Transfer the shredded mushrooms into a bowl.

Add an egg yolk(1) to the shredded mushroom.

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

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.

Add the cornflour mix into 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).

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

Frying mushrooms for the hot butter mushroom stir fry.

Place a medium-sized pan over low medium fire and add in 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.

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.

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

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

Cook over medium heat for 1 minute.

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.

Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 minutes.

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

Cook until just wilted.

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).

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

Yield: 6

batter-fried mushrooms/hot butter mushroom stir-fry

deep fried hot butter mushrooms in a bowl

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.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

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

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

Transfer the shredded mushrooms into a bowl.

Add an egg yolk(1) to the shredded mushroom.

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

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.

Add the cornflour mix into 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).

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

Frying mushrooms for the hot butter mushroom stir fry.

Place a medium-sized pan over low medium fire and add in 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.

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.

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

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

Cook over medium heat for 1 minute.

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.

Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 minutes.

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

Cook until just wilted.

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).

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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