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Pan-Fried oyster mushrooms


These pan-fried oyster mushrooms have a chewy meaty texture, mildly nutty flavor, and intriguing look. They would perfectly compliment any dish or can be enjoyed on their own.

Whether you’re looking for a delicious side dish or an impressive appetizer, these extra flavorful fried oyster mushrooms are definitely worth trying.

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fried oyster mushrooms in the cast iron skillet

Fried Oyster Mushrooms Recipe

There are several reasons why you should make fried oyster mushrooms part of your regular meal rotation. First, they are an excellent source of protein and many nutrients. Second, oyster mushrooms are a good source of fiber. Finally, sauteed oyster mushrooms are simply delicious.

They have a firm texture that holds up well to cooking and a slightly sweet taste that pairs well with many other foods. Whether you’re looking for a protein-packed side dish or a simple way to add more vegetables to your diet, sauteed oyster mushrooms are a great option.

Recipe Features

  • This quick flavorful mushroom stir fry is made in under 15 minutes. 
  • Fried oyster mushroom is a good substitute for fried chicken, beef stir fry, and pork chop for a vegan diet.
  • Great for a snack, starter, side dish, or appetizer.

Key Ingredients

Blue Oyster mushroomoyster mushrooms should be intact and have no shredded portion.

Cooking fat – ghee, coconut oil, olive oil, or vegetable oil.

Spices – garlic powder, salt.

Toasted sesame oil – for finishing.

cutting board with fresh oyster mushrooms

How to Make Pan-Fried Oyster Mushrooms

Step 1. Clean all the oyster mushrooms by quickly rinsing or gently wiping them with a damp paper towel. Do not let the mushrooms soak in the water, as they will absorb water and become mushy. If mushrooms are big slice them mushrooms into thin strips.

washed oyster mushroom inside white bowl

Step 2. Heat some ghee in a pan over medium-high heat. Once the ghee has melted, place mushrooms in the hot oil and pan-fry for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are golden browned.

skillet with uncooked oyster mushrooms

Step 3. Reduce the heat, add powdered garlic, salt, and pepper, and continue pan-frying for an additional 2 minutes till they get a little crispy. Remove crispy fried oyster mushrooms from the heat, add toasted sesame oil, and stir once before serving. Serve while still hot. Enjoy!

skillet with cooked oyster mushrooms with butter

How to clean oyster mushrooms

Cleaning oyster mushrooms is a simple but important step.

  • First, gently wipe them gently with a damp cloth or paper towel to remove any dirt or debris. If they’re particularly dirty, you can rinse them quickly under running water. If you need to, place the mushroom in a colander, rinse under running water for a few seconds, and let the water drain off. Just be sure to let them drain thoroughly before cooking.
  • Second, trim off the tough stem ends. You can do this with a knife or simply by breaking them off by hand. Once they’re clean and trimmed, your oyster mushrooms are ready to be cooked!

Recipe Notes For success

  1. Don’t soak oyster mushrooms in water
  2. Cook till really golden brown and slightly crispy.
  3. Serve hot.

how to serve Fried oyster mushrooms

Sauteed oyster mushrooms make a delicious and easy side dish or vegetarian main course.

  • One popular option to serve with fried oyster mushrooms is rice. This can be white Jasmine rice, brown rice, or even wild rice.
  • Another option is to serve them over pasta. This could be any type of pasta, from spaghetti to penne to fettuccine.
  • You could also pair fried mushrooms with a simple salad of greens and vinaigrette. Lastly, they would be deliciously served alongside some roasted vegetables.

how to store leftover Fried oyster mushrooms

If you have leftover fried mushrooms, they can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

These mushrooms are best enjoyed while still warm, so consider reheating them in a skillet over medium heat until heated through.

Variation

  • You can also make fried oyster mushrooms using panko bread crumbs, this will provide a crunchy coating and crunchy texture. You will need larger king oyster mushrooms for this recipe. Before frying, dip into the egg and flour mixture, add coated oyster mushrooms to the pan with hot oil, and fry till crispy. You can serve them with your favorite dipping sauce.
  • Try making this recipe with different spices: chili powder, turmeric, or smoked paprika.
white table top with fresh oyster mushrooms

what are blue oyster mushrooms?

Blue oyster mushrooms are a type of edible mushroom that can be found in the wild or cultivated. They get their name from their blue-gray coloration and oyster-shaped caps. These mushrooms are native to North America and Europe.

Oyster mushrooms are typically found growing on trees, stumps, or logs. To cook blue oyster mushrooms, you can sauté them, stir-fry them, or grill them. You can also add them to soups or stews.

Blue oyster mushrooms are a good source of protein and vitamins, and they have a slightly nutty flavor. When cooking blue oyster mushrooms, be sure to remove the stems, as they can be tough.

If you are looking for a new type of mushroom to add to your diet, blue oyster mushrooms are a great option to consider.

What do blue oyster mushrooms taste like?

While oyster mushrooms can vary in taste depending on how they are prepared, they are generally considered to have a savory and slightly umami flavor.

When cooked, oyster mushrooms tend to take on the flavor of whatever they are cooked with, making them a versatile ingredient that can be used in a wide range of dishes.

where to buy blue oyster mushrooms

Blue oyster mushrooms can be found at most health food stores, local Asian markets, or at some grocery stores like Whole Foods. Look for them in the refrigerated section, where they should be fresh and firm. Avoid any that look slimy or have black spots on them.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What spices go well with sauteed oyster mushrooms?

Some great spices to use when sauteeing oyster mushrooms are garlic, onion powder, thyme, rosemary, smoked paprika, and black pepper. You could also add a little bit of white wine, lemon juice, or tamari soy sauce to the pan for some extra flavor.

Can I make air-fried oyster mushrooms using an air fryer?

Sure you can. Just follow your machine’s instructions.

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fried oyster mushrooms in the cast iron skillet

Pan-Fried Oyster Mushrooms Recipe

Natalia-Flavorful Home
These pan-fried oyster mushrooms have a chewy meaty texture, mildly nutty flavor, and intriguing look. They would perfectly compliment any dish or can be enjoyed on their own.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • cast iron skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound blue oyster mushrooms cleaned
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp garlic powder or fresh minced garlic
  • 1/4 salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil

Instructions
 

  • Clean all the oyster mushrooms by quickly rinsing or gently wiping them with a damp paper towel. Do not let the mushrooms soak in the water, as they will absorb water and become mushy. If mushrooms are big slice them mushrooms into thin strips.
  • Heat some ghee in a pan over medium-high heat. Once the ghee has melted, place mushrooms in the hot oil and pan-fry for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are golden browned.
  • Reduce the heat, add powdered garlic, salt, and pepper, and continue pan-frying for an additional 2 minutes till they get a little crispy.
  • Remove crispy fried oyster mushrooms from the heat, add toasted sesame oil, and stir once before serving. Serve while still hot. Enjoy!

Notes

Before cooking gently wipe them gently with a damp cloth or paper towel to remove any dirt or debris.
Trim off the tough stem ends. You can do this with a knife or simply by breaking them off by hand.
If you have leftover fried mushrooms, they can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
These mushrooms are best enjoyed while still warm, so consider reheating them in a skillet over medium heat until heated through.
You can also make fried oyster mushrooms using panko bread crumbs, this will provide a crunchy coating and crunchy texture.
Serve fried oyster mushrooms with rice, over pasta, with a simple salad of greens and vinaigrette. They would be delicious served alongside some roasted vegetables.

Nutrition

Calories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 21mgPotassium: 487mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 55IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 2mg
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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document her recipes and share home cooking tips. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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