Monday, 20 May 2013

Beer Battered Mushrooms


This Beer Battered Mushrooms came about after I read Kelly Siew's Review on Chicago Rib House and she mentioned that she couldn't stop eating the Beer Battered Mushrooms. That got me curious and I did a search on the recipe. I found the recipes herehere and here.


I have heard about beer batter but I never ventured to try it. I don't have any beer in the house because I can't tolerate alcohol anymore after undergoing a detox. Not for alcohol addiction, mind you! That detox was for health reasons and involves organic coffee. I shall not talk about the coffee bit because most of you might freak out.


I used to be able to down 3 cans of beer without suffering any  ill effects but now, half a can will knock me off. Just a cup of red wine and the whole room starts to spin and I feel like passing out. Maybe that's for the better :)


This recipe is really simple. You add 1 cup of beer to 1 cup of flour that has been seasoned with salt, pepper and whatever seasonings that strike your fancy. I chose white and brown button mushrooms for my maiden attempt. 


For the flour mix, I added salt, pepper, chilli powder, sweet paprika, garlic powder and Maggi seasoning powder. My batter was a bit to thin and therefore I suggest that you add the beer bit by bit to the flour mixture until you get the right consistency. I followed the method on Youtube here where an egg is mixed with the beer and then poured into the flour mix.


So how did it turn out? Yummy! The batter was light and crispy and the mushrooms meaty and tender. Very addictive! No wonder Kelly couldn't stop eating her mushrooms :) I will definitely repeat this recipe with other combination of seasonings and I will take note to ensure that my batter is of the right consistency. For your information, I fried 12 button mushrooms and had lots of leftover batter. Try this and you will love it! For the beer drinkers, this would make a good snack for your beer sessions :)









Beer Battered Mushrooms
Recipe source : Adapted from The Little Vlog

Ingredients :
- 12 button mushrooms (or more)
- 1 cup beer
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons Maggi seasoning powder (or any seasoning of your choice)
- 1 teaspoon chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon Hungarian sweet paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- oil for deep frying

Method :
- Wipe off any visible dirt from mushrooms and remove stem. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl mix flour and seasonings.
- In another bowl, mix beer and egg.
- Pour the beer mixture into the flour mixture. Stir to mix. If the batter in too runny, add more flour until you get the right consistency.
- Heat oil in a deep pan.
- Coat mushrooms with batter and deep fry until golden brown and crispy.
- Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.





This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours.

48 comments:

  1. Hi Phong Hong, pass me the leftover beer please! LOL

    Very nice and addictive mushrooms appetizer. Eat this with beer should be very nice too. Ooppss.....I'm a drinker. hahaha

    Have a nice day.

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    1. Amelia, if you are a beer drinker then no problem! You must try these fried mushrooms. It will make you drink more beer but don't mabuk until you can't remember your own name hah! hah!

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  2. Thanks for sharing the beer batter recipe. The mushrooms look crispy...banyak sedap

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  3. I think I will be one of those ppl who cannot stop eating these too! My hubby would love it if I ever cooked this cos he can drink all the leftover beer! :P

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    1. Yen, you should make these and the kids can eat it too. The alcohol would have evaporated so won't mabok hah! hah!

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  4. I've heard of beer batter but have never venture to try it out. From how you described the end product, mmmm, must try!

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    1. Cheah, go ahead and try. You will love it!

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  5. Wow, very interesting recipe! Your brain is full of these fresh ideas as to what to cook each day, hahaha! Now I'm really curious the taste of these beer battered mushrooms!

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    1. Jessie, the whole family will love these beer battered mushrooms. I think the beer is to make the batter crispy because it release gas into the batter and make it light and crispy. Sedap lor!

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  6. PH, I love the fried Mushroom at Marche, sure gonna try this out, yum!

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  7. Phong Hong, beer battered fried mushrooms has to be one of my all-time favorite snacks. I could eat the entire batch by myself. Looks soooo amazingly delicious! Love, love it so much:) xo

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    1. Elisabeth, that's what I did, eat the whole thing by myself! Hah! Hah! How's that for greedy :)

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  8. Ooooooo PH! I have had these before and they were irresistable. Must try making them one day.

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    1. Esther, you must makes these fried mushrooms. They are totally addictive and I am itching to make some more :)

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  9. oh wow, I love beer battered mushrooms too! These look crispy and golden.

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    1. Mich, hope you try making these because you will love it!

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  10. aisaymen sis...ada jugak recipe mushromm yg buat i gostan selangkah kebelakang hek3...
    apa yg sesuai utk ditukarkan ngan beer tu?
    i takleh nampak mushromm la...gusi ni sure gatal dah nak mengunyah! esp yg meaty punya....yummeh!

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    1. Q, I think you boleh pakai soda water. Beer ni ada keluar gas, so it makes the batter light and crispy. Soda water pun berkabonat juga dan akan keluar gas kan? You experiment lah dan bagi tau I benda tu jadi ke tidak. Kalau pakai batter biasa pun ok jugak. Yang ni saja jer nak pakai beer....

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  11. Hi Phong Hong,
    This looks delicious! We love mushrooms fried in batter! And they are quite costly too, fried mushrooms can found them in pasar malam, with different varieties of mushrooms, though I don't think they use beer for the batter! I like the beer batter. Your beer batter sounds great for fish and chips, it would make an awesome batter for the fish!
    Thank you for linking to LTU! Wish I could grab a few of your beer battered mushrooms for my snack, also one of my daughter's favourite!

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    1. Joyce, you should try making these beer battered mushrooms. Very easy and so yummy! I feel like having another go this weekend but I have pun on a lot of weight. Hah! Hah!

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  12. Hi Phong Hong, how I wish you are living next door. I know these tasted good and ate quite a lot during my Taiwan holiday trip cos' you know why isn't?

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    1. Hah! Hah! Kimmy, bring the mushrooms and the beer to your mum's house and fry away!

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  13. Yummmmm!!!! Wish I could get those fresh mushrooms here. My daughter loves them a lot.

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    1. Arthur, you can use this batter for other stuff like onions rings. That one is yummy too!

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  14. looks real delicious.....yummy

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    1. Sebeena, it is really good and you must try it!

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  15. Phong Hong, Beer Battered Mushrooms sound sooooooo good! If these BBM are with me now, I think i'll be drunk :)

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    1. Esther, hah! hah! won't be drunk unless you drink too much beer :)

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  16. looks yum-yum have not tried mushroom cook in this way .will try

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  17. so i guess eating this mushroom fritters and drinking beer at the same time will be quite shiok, huh? btw abt the detox, are you talking abt the coffee enema?

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    1. Lena, I enjoyed the mushrooms a lot! But sadly can't drink. Yah, coffee enema. You do also kah? Heh..hee...

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  18. I am hungry looking at your beer batter fried mushrooms, don't know what to cook for lunch, I think cook a bowl of Maggi mee curry sudah lar, hehehe..

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    1. Sonia, so sedih you eat Maggi! Hee..hee..quickly go and buy mushrooms and beer lah. Fry and eat. Very sedap one!

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  19. Hi PH! So sad (yes very sad) to know that you cannot take alcohol anymore after your detox session.

    I was still hoping to drink some good wine with you one day when we meet! :(

    Now you can only introduce some wine into your cooking?!

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    1. Alvin, don't be so sad lah! We can always enjoy good food :) It is just as well because my partner can't drink either. So during wedding dinners, he and I will politely decline the red wine/brandy and we "yam seng" using our tea hah! hah! Yes, I can add wine to my cooking as the alcohol would evaporate and won't make my head spin hah! hah!

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  20. I'm a huge fan of battered mushroom. Honestly I only order them at restaurants because I would just go crazy at home with a huge batch all for myself. The recipe sounds really good! Thanks for sharing Phong:)

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    1. Hi Nancy! I guess you are like me, I fry up a whole batch and I eat it all by myself. And I plan to do that again pretty soon :)

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  21. Sounds good. Too bad no beer at home too.

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    1. Can go and buy one can and buy a packet (or two) of mushrooms. Try it, very good to eat!

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  22. This is really interesting, I am gonna use belgian beer for the batter. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Hi Ms B! Oh, yes by all means use Belgian beer. I hear it is one of the best beers but sadly I can't enjoy it. I am looking forward to the next LTU theme :

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  23. Kak PH,
    This looks so interesting!
    Can imagine this is very addictive.
    I must try this soon:D
    mui

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    1. mui mui, do try it! Very addictive. Sedap habis!

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