Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fried Stuffed Mushrooms

Back in April I decided to take a short two week break from food photography and food blogging. Before I knew it, two weeks turned into months. My sincere apologies. I have missed you LPB!

Ok, let's fry something, shall we? This recipe is inspired the jumbo shroom appetizers I gorged on during many happy hours at Hoolihans. These go great with their liter sized long island iced teas :)

Fried Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

8 oz onion and chive flavored cream cheese
1/4 ts. garlic powder
1/4 ts. cayenne pepper
1/2 ts. salt
1/4 ts. pepper
1 ts. Tabasco sauce, optional
 20 large button mushrooms

1, 8oz package Panko bread crumbs
3 beaten eggs
1 cup flour

Oil for deep frying

Start with clean mushrooms.

Separate the stem from the mushroom cap by gently wiggling the stem back and forth. It should pop out. Do this for all the mushrooms, then set aside.

Mix the cream cheese, garlic powder, cayenne, Tabasco, salt, and pepper until thoroughly combined.

Take a heaping teaspoon full of the cream cheese filling and stuff  it inside the cap. Continue stuffing all the mushrooms.

Take 3 bowls. Fill the first bowl with the flour, fill the second bowl with the beaten egg and the third bowl with the Panko bread crumbs.

Dredge the mushroom cap in flour and shake off the excess.

Next, dip the mushroom in the beaten egg, making sure the entire mushroom is coated.

Last, coat it with the bread crumbs. (Note, if you like a thick, crunchy coating like I do, then re-dip the mushrooms back into the egg and then the bread crumbs for a second time).

Finish coating all the mushrooms and then let it sit for 10 minutes to set the coating. After 10 minutes, put the mushrooms in the freezer for 30 minutes. I like to think this helps set the cream cheese so it doesn't ooze out in the hot oil.

Heat your oil on medium heat.

Fry until golden brown.

Best when served hot with lemons.


  1. I've never seen fried stuffed mushrooms! I can only imagine how wonderfully creamy and crunchy they taste! Delicious mushrooms and beautiful photos.

  2. These look delicious - and you got them so perfect! I have to make these this weekend!

  3. Jessica, the first time I had these I must have eaten half a dozen. They can be addicting!

    Ruth, thank you! Let me know how you like them :)

  4. Perfectly golden brown! The redipping and freezing do sound like key steps to making them come out so pretty! I am going to have to try soon....

  5. Welcome back!! :)

  6. Hi Lindsey! The double dipping made an armor of coating that turned out really crispy and crunchy. Hope you try it out!

    Glad to be back, Sugar :)

  7. This looks... oh my! So delicious!! can't wait to try it (although I'm sure my attempt won't be as pretty as yours!)

  8. What a great appetizer/snack! Glad to see you back!!!

  9. Laura, I'm sure yours will turn out beautifully :)

    Tifanny, thanks so much!

  10. Christa:

    First of all, welcome back. Its nice to see you blogging again. We missed you.

    Secondly, great recipe. I first has this at a wine festival that Hoolihans was a part of and fell in love.


  11. Hi Harold, thank you :) The fried mushrooms at Hoolihans is the reason I keep going back! They are amazing. I need to copy the horseradish sauce that goes along with it. Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Oh. My. God. I am SO making this ASAP. Welcome back. :)

  13. Aaron, thanks! Let me know how you like them :)

  14. Awwwwwww... that looks so amazing! I am so picking up a bag of mushrooms asap.

  15. I am quickly becoming addicted to your site!!!! Oh my!!!

    ~ Brandi

  16. I, too, spent many an hour at Hoolihans and always had the fried mushrooms. So sad that the restaurants in my area closed. I am so going to try these! I will be watching for a recipe for the horseradish sauce. Great post. Your pics are amazing.


  18. Brandi, you are too kind :) Thank you so much for visiting!

    Sharon, thanks for stopping in! If you find a good recipe for the horseradish sauce, please share :)

    Matika, I'm so glad you tried them! Hoped the in laws enjoyed them too :)

  19. What if I want to bring these to a party. Do you suggest making them at home and reheating them? And if so any tips on the reheating?


  20. I stumbled across your blog/this recipe when searching for a new stuffed mushrooms recipe. I made them today and they were incredible. They went great with ranch dressing! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  21. my god these were to die for....thank you very much for the recipe!!! i will be making them again and time im thinking of maybe adding some blu cheese!! :)

  22. can you freeze these overnight and then fry them?


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