Southern Style Fried Mushrooms Recipe -
Southern Style Fried Mushrooms Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Southern Style Fried Mushrooms

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"This is a Southern twist to an old favorite. The batter is made with red wine which adds an unexpected kick. It is a flavorful, crisp shell that highlights the mild flavor of the mushroom."

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Original recipe makes 10 mushrooms Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Whisk the wine, water, flour, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until well combined and no lumps are visible. Dip each mushroom individually into the mixture to coat. Carefully put the coated mushrooms into the hot oil, keeping the mushrooms from touching and sticking together while cooking. Cook until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from oil and drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese to serve.
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  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 30, 2009

I ALMOST rated this 4 stars! Unfortunately as others have noted - you have to add more water. It's not a big deal, true, but if you follow the recipe as written you have a dough and not a batter. It's more like 2 tablespoons. However,the flavor is wonderful and provided you fry it a slightly deep golden brown, provides a nice crispy crunch. I imagine this batter would be great on a lot of vegetables and will try experimenting!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 02, 2012

Flavor was good but, as others have noted, liquid measurment was way off. And because they didn't crisp up as much as I like, I'm wondering if an "egg" was omitted from the ingredient list. All batters I've ever made for deep frying include egg. May give it another try with that addition.

Mar 23, 2009

These turned out excellent. I used white wine because Celeste drank all my red when she was here and didn't tell me. The batter was really too thick as written so I did have to add more wine and water to it, which kinda makes me want to lower the rating here - but since the problem is easily fixed and I don't see anyone else whining about it I'll leave it alone. I left out the parsley cuz I didn't have any. Thanks for the recipe!

Sep 20, 2010

I just did this recipe making onion rings, in a word awesome! Nice and crisp :)

Jan 03, 2011

I've never had fried mushrooms before but I saw this recipe and had to try it! It was absolutely delicious. Like everyone said, I did have to add a bit more water to the recipe, and i didn't have any red wine on hand so I substituted diluted red wine vinegar and it was yumyumyum!

Aug 26, 2009

I used Cab for the wine and swapped garlic powder for the minced because I figured it would be better distributed in the batter. Had to thin the batter down, used white wine and some water for this because the red was gone. The wine in the batter was divine. I had giant stuffing mushrooms so I quartered them, not the best of ideas because they started to weep mushroom juice making the batter lose the crisp, but that is my fault.

Jun 15, 2009

Very very good. Our Sonny's BBQ used to have fried mushrooms, and they redid their restaurant and took them off the menu. We've been craving a great mushroom recipe and these hit the spot! I had to add some more water to get the batter just so, but that's of no consequence. Great receipe!!!

Nov 17, 2010

My family loves mushrooms and every time we can we order them at restaurants. This is a restaurant quality recipe. I adjusted the water to 1 1/2 tblsp as suggested and I had a mixed herb seasoning that I used instead of the parsley. This recipe is going down in my family cookbook! I reheated in the oven the next day and they were just as good. We will be sharing this recipe with others. Thanks.


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  • Calories
  • 382 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 24.1 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 741 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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