“Fried Mushrooms have long been a favorite appetizer in American food culture. Mushrooms impart a fifth taste sense called umami, which is savory. Fried and dipped in sauces, typically Ranch, the combination of natural tastes of the mushroom and the crunchy, seasoned crust is undoubtedly the reason they are one of the most favorite appetizers. This recipe is a favorite of mine and I’m sure it will be a favorite of yours too.”
8 ounces whole fresh mushrooms, wiped clean and trimmed
1⁄2 cupall-purpose flour
1⁄4 teaspoondry mustard
1 pinchfresh ground black pepper
lard (for frying)
Combine flour, salt, mustard, paprika and pepper in large resealable plastic bag.
Pour buttermilk in small bowl. Add mushrooms. Toss to coat.
Place mushrooms in bag with flour mixture. Shake to coat.
Heat deep-fryer to 375 degrees (High).
Fry a few mushrooms at a time 2 to 3 minutes, or until deep golden brown.