Tonight’s recipe is a savoury one to switch things up from all the desserts I’ve been blogging about lately. Don’t worry, I’ll have another sweets post coming right up after this.
Mr. Chuckles and I love mushrooms (see here and here). Our favourite appetizer at our local Italian restaurant Terroni is the fungi assoluti, featuring breaded oyster mushrooms on top of an arugula salad, which we have been thinking of replicating for some time. When Mr. Chuckles came across this easy air fryer mushroom recipe, we knew we would have to give it a try.
Adapted from Sunday Supper Movement.
Servings: 3-4 mushrooms | Ready time: 30 minutes
- One 8 ounce package portobello mushrooms
- ½ cup flour
- 3 eggs
- 1½ cups Panko breadcrumbs
- 1½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1½ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
1) Wipe excess dirt from the portobello mushrooms using a towel. Cut each mushroom into quarters and then each piece in half again, for a total 8 pieces per mushroom.
2) Pour ½ cup flour onto a plate.
3) Whisk 3 eggs in a bowl.
4) Pour 1½ cups Panko breadcrumbs into a bowl. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir until completely combined.
5) Toss the chopped mushrooms into the flour until coated, then dunk the mushrooms in the eggs. Toss them into the spiced breadcrumb mixture until completely coated.
6) Arrange the mushrooms onto a plate or flat surface and spray or drizzle lightly with olive oil.
7) Place ⅓ of the mushrooms in the basket of the air fryer.
8) Turn the air fryer on and set the temperature to 360 F. Cook mushrooms for 7 minutes. Repeat for remaining portions.
9) Remove mushrooms from air fryer once done. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Ready to serve.
👨🍳 Notes from Mr. Chuckles
The air fryer is a fun, trendy kitchen gadget that is all the rage these days. We’ve invested in the pricier but worthwhile Breville Smart Oven Air, which includes an air fryer function. Air frying is thought to be healthier than traditional deep-frying, as it requires only a fraction of the oil, and the cleanup is a lot easier too.
When it comes to oil, remember to use one with a high smoke point, such as olive, avocado, or grapeseed. Avoid non-stick formulations like Pam, as the additives can damage your air fryer.
These fried mushrooms are perfect to serve alone as an appetizer, or atop a salad like the funghi assoluti mentioned above. Mr. Chuckles prepared us a nice red salsa to go with them this time. Yummy!