Easy Fried Mushrooms Recipe - Sliced, battered and so easy!
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Fried Mushrooms – Easy Pan or Deep Fried Recipe

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Easy Fried Mushrooms Recipe: Whether in a pan or deep-fried, these sliced mushrooms are quick and easy to make as an appetizer or side dish!

Easy Fried Mushrooms Recipe - Sliced, battered and so easy!

Easy Fried Mushrooms Recipe

I truly don’t know what I’d do without my parents. I know, I know, this post is about a fried mushroom recipe, but a gal has to praise her parents every chance she gets when they’re as good as mine.

When I’m having a bad day or celebrating a special occasion, I usually get the phone call,

What are you doing tomorrow night?

I’ve known them long enough that I know it means they want to cook and feed us something GOOD! (Have I mentioned that “food is love?” Well it comes honest from my parents.)

Deep Fried Mushrooms

A few months ago, the phone call was made, and we were invited down for my FAVORITE meal ever. Fried deer meat, mashed potatoes and white gravy. Then my dad added in a little extra surprise… deep-fried mushrooms.

Holy moly. When I watched him make them, I realized I had been missing out on a delicious side dish, because I thought they would be hard to make.

Easy Side Dish Recipe

To my surprise, they’re possibly one of the easiest fried side dishes ever. So when I asked him how to make them, and what spice(s) he used for the breading… I was HOOKED when he told me all that it was.

“That’s it?”

So I picked up a carton of sliced mushrooms the next time I was at the store, and whipped these up for you all, so you can make them too!

How to Wash Mushrooms

Did you know you’re not supposed to soak mushrooms? They’ll absorb water, and you sure don’t want that for taste/frying.

Just wipe or lightly rinse with cool water and pat dry. (Better yet, if you have time, wash them early and let air dry after you pat dry too… just so there is little chance of any water remaining on the mushrooms.)

Easy Fried Mushrooms Recipe - Sliced, battered and so easy!

Ingredients for Fried Mushrooms

  • Seasoned salt
  • Flour
  • Oil
  • Sliced Mushrooms

That’s it. The seasoned salt was super tasty in the flour breading and made a big difference. But feel free to use a different seasoning.
Some seasoning options to consider are:

How to Fry Mushrooms

For the full recipe ingredients and instructions, you’ll find the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. However, I’d love to walk you through the step-by-step process with images so you can grab more helpful tips along the way!

You’ll start by combining flour and seasoned salt in a bowl or ziptop bag.

Easy Fried Mushrooms Recipe - Sliced, battered and so easy! - Seasoning and spices on hand!

Add in your clean mushrooms and shake or stir to coat with the flour-spice mixture.

Toss mushrooms in flour and seasoning for easy fried mushrooms recipe.
Coat in flour and spices: Easy Fried Mushrooms Recipe - Sliced, battered and so easy!

How Long to Fry Mushrooms

Heat your oil in a pan over medium heat and once oil is ready, add in your mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes (flipping if necessary) until golden brown.

Mmmm… looks at those tasty little fried morsels.

Easy Fried Mushrooms Recipe - Sliced, battered and so easy!
Easy Fried Mushrooms Recipe - Sliced, battered and so easy!

Fried Mushrooms Recipe

Jessica Burgess
Fried mushrooms recipe that is easy to make and you probably already have the ingredients on hand!
3.6 from 50 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 160 kcal


  • 1 8-ounce package sliced mushrooms cleaned
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tablespoon seasoned salt
  • vegetable or canola oil enough to create an inch or more of oil in pan if pan frying, or enough for your deep fryer requirements.


  • Combine flour and seasoned salt in large bowl or zip-top bag.
  • Pour mushrooms into flour/salt mixture and stir or shake to coat.
  • Heat oil in the pan over medium heat if pan frying. If deep frying, heat oil to 375.
  • When oil is heated through (to test if oil is ready, sprinkle a pinch of flour in oil. If sizzles, it’s ready.)
  • Place mushrooms in oil, and fry for 2-3 minutes, (flipping if necessary) until they turn to a golden brown.
  • If deep frying, fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oil and drain on a plate topped with paper towels to soak up excess oil.
  • Serve warm!


Serving: 1serving (1/4 recipe)Calories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 1744mgPotassium: 33mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1.5mg
Keyword deep fried mushrooms, easy fried mushrooms recipe, fried mushrooms, mushroom fry recipe
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Thinking “Inside” the Box

Until I saw my dad do this, I never even thought to purchase sliced mushrooms in the store and fry them. I always just assumed fried mushrooms had to wait until morels were ready in the woods, or I had to have fried mushrooms at one of my favorite restaurants!

I’m so glad that I can make these at home now!

More Side Dish Recipes

Hopefully you can add this side dish or appetizer to your quick and easy… slightly homemade favorite recipes! See more quick and easy recipes in our archives! This fried mushrooms recipe is one of our favorite steak side dishes too!

Pin the Fried Mushrooms Below to Remember Them!
Easy fried mushrooms recipe! How to make these pan or deep fried! Yummy side dish or appetizer!

11 thoughts on “Fried Mushrooms – Easy Pan or Deep Fried Recipe

  1. Christine Shenker says:

    My mother made these we I was a little girl…my sisters and brother lived them so much we counted out each one to make sure no one got more than the other…memories! Maling some tonight! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh how sweet! I love this story! I hope you love them and take you back to the memories! 🙂

  2. Sara Welch says:

    5 stars
    What a great side dish for busy weeknights! Adding this with my dinner line up for the week! Looks amazing!

    1. Jessica says:

      YES! Love this as a side dish!

  3. Jen says:

    5 stars
    We always order these as an appetizer when we go out. My kids love them and we end up fighting over the last one, haha!

  4. Katie says:

    5 stars
    I don’t normally like mushrooms but these are delightful!

    1. Jessica says:

      Yay!! Thank you so much!

  5. wilhelmina says:

    5 stars
    These mushrooms are downright addictive! Perfect as a side dish or just for snacking!

  6. Anna says:

    5 stars
    Fried mushrooms are my favorite! This recipe is a winner!

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you Anna! Mine too!

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