Panko-crusted Fried Shiitake Mushrooms

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Try these easy and delectable panko-crusted fried shiitake mushrooms! You will enjoy the crispiness and tenderness that will delight your taste buds!

fried shiitake mushrooms

If you want an easy and tasty shiitake mushroom recipe, this one’s for you! Just coat the mushrooms with the batter, and you’ll have a delicious dish in no time!

Whether you’re savoring it as a fulfilling main course or a delightful snack, it’s also a wonderful addition to gatherings.

    This recipe is for you if:
  • You love shiitake mushrooms.
  • You want to make fried shiitake mushrooms.
  • You are looking for an easy fried shiitake mushroom recipe.

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About this recipe

  • Japanese-style fried shiitake mushrooms
  • Use panko (bread crumbs)
  • Crispy, tender and delicious
  • It’s simple to make it vegan-friendly

📋 Ingredients

Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).

Ingredients for fried shiitake mushrooms.
  • Shiitake mushrooms
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Batter: Egg, panko, wheat flour

Selecting the Perfect Shiitake Mushrooms

shiitake mushroom

Are you not sure about which shiitake mushrooms to pick? Just follow these simple guidelines to select the freshest ones.

  • Look for a cap that’s thick, has a nice brown color, and appears glossy.
  • Choose a cap with a domed shape, not entirely flat.
  • Inspect the back of the cap – it should be whitish, with firm pleats.
  • Opt for a stem that’s both thick and short.

Avoid selecting mushrooms with brown backs – they might not be fresh. Also, if you notice a sour smell, it’s a sign they’ve gone bad.

What is Panko?

Panko breadcrumbs

“Panko,” derived from the Japanese words “pan” (bread) and “ko” (flour), refers to breadcrumbs. They are used in versatile ways: as a coating for fried foods, a binding agent, and a crunchy topping for baked dishes.

Panko is crafted by grinding bread into tiny flakes. You can easily make it yourself if you have extra bread at home.

🔪Instructions

Let me show you how to make it. Click here to watch the recipe video!

How to make fried shiitake mushrooms step by step.

1. Remove the stems from the shiitake mushrooms and trim off the base of the stem (as it is too tough to eat). Fry both the caps and the stems.

How to make fried shiitake mushrooms step by step.

2. Set up the batter with three separate containers. Put one with wheat flour, another with beaten egg, and the third with panko.

How to make fried shiitake mushrooms step by step.

3. Dip each shiitake mushroom first in the flour, then the eggs, and coat it with the panko.

How to make fried shiitake mushrooms step by step.

4. Finish preparing all the shiitake mushrooms.

How to make fried shiitake mushrooms step by step.

5. Heat cooking oil over medium heat in a medium pot.

How to make fried shiitake mushrooms step by step.

6. Carefully place the coated shiitake mushrooms in the pot and cook until they turn golden brown on both sides.

Serve

Panko Crusted Fried Eggplant and Shiitake Mushrooms

The freshly fried shiitake mushrooms are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, making it incredibly delicious!

See the Fried Eggplant Recipe, too!

Dipping Sauce

Enjoy dipping them into a sauce for added flavor. Here are some sauces that pair perfectly:

Helpful Tips

  • Use Japanese panko breadcrumbs for the best crispy texture.
  • Don’t overcrowd the pot while frying to ensure even cooking.

What To Serve With

Fried shiitake mushroom and eggplant served on a plate with fresh salad.

Panko-crusted fried shiitake mushrooms can be a delicious main course. Pair it with steamed rice, miso soup, and a light salad for a complete meal!

Vegan Adaptable

If you are vegan or try to avoid consuming eggs, it is possible for the batter to be without eggs.

Mix flour and water at a ratio of 1:1. It will be slightly sticky but not too much; then dip your ingredients into it before covering it with panko breadcrumbs.

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Panko-crusted Fried Shiitake Mushrooms

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Juri Austin
Try these easy and delectable panko-crusted fried shiitake mushrooms! You will enjoy the crispiness and tenderness that will delight your taste buds!

Equipment

  • 1 Staub pot , 18cm/7 inches

Ingredients

  • 5 Shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 c Panko, Breadcrumbs
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  • Remove the stems from the shiitake mushrooms and trim off the base of the stem (as it is too tough to eat). Fry both the caps and the stems.
  • Set up the batter with three separate containers. Put one with wheat flour, another with beaten eggs, and the third with panko.
  • Dip each shiitake mushroom first in the flour, then the eggs, and coat it with the panko.
  • Heat cooking oil over medium heat in a medium pot.
  • Carefully place the coated shiitake mushrooms in the pot and cook until they turn golden brown on both sides. Once done, transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.

Video

Notes

  • Storage: You can freeze them before frying. They will last for a month in the freezer.
  • Use Japanese panko breadcrumbs for the best crispy texture.
    Don’t overcrowd the pot while frying to ensure even cooking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g
Course: Main
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: fried shiitake mushrooms
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