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Finger-Lickin' Good: Kentucky Style Fried Mushrooms

Crispy Delights using Oyster Mushrooms

Baked Oyster Mushrooms
Baked Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster mushrooms are a fantastic and versatile substitute for chicken. Not only can you use them as a healthier alternative to KFC, but you can also explore a whole new world of culinary possibilities with KFM (Kentucky Fried Mushrooms). These mushrooms have a rich and meaty texture that makes them a delightful snack on their own, and they can also be incorporated into sandwiches, wraps, or salads for a unique and delicious twist.

Whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, or simply looking to add more variety to your meals, oyster mushrooms are sure to satisfy your taste buds and elevate your dining experience.

Kentucky Fried Mushrooms


  • Blue, Pink, or Yellow Oyster Mushrooms

  • ½ cup white spelt flour

  • 2 tbsp chickpea flour

  • Sea Salt

  • Cayenne

  • Onion Powder

  • Sprig water or plant-based milk

  • Avocado oil


  1. Begin by cleaning the mushrooms and removing any dirt using a damp paper towel. If the mushrooms are large, cut them into bite-sized pieces.

  2. In a bowl, mix together white spelt flour, chickpea flour, sea salt, cayenne, and onion powder. Adjust the seasonings according to your taste.

  3. In another bowl, add the same mixture and then pour in spring water or plant-based milk to create a thin wet batter. Be careful not to make it too thin.

  4. Dip each mushroom piece into the wet batter, ensuring that it is fully coated, and then toss and coat it with the seasoned dry flour mixture. Make sure each piece is well-coated.

  5. Place the coated mushrooms on top of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Drizzle a small amount of oil over each piece.

  6. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake the mushrooms for 8 minutes on each side.

  7. Transfer the cooked mushrooms to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.

  8. Serve the Kentucky fried mushrooms while hot and enjoy!

Note: This recipe is a preliminary version and may require adjustments based on personal preferences.

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