21 January 2016

Beer Battered Garlic Mushrooms

An easy recipe for beer battered garlic mushrooms. These are made in minutes and utterly delicious. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.



I've been eager to beer batter again after my success with the beer battered haggis balls I made as a starter at Christmas. This time I decided to beer batter some garlic mushrooms. I adore mushrooms! What could be better?

The batter is glorious. Puffed up, golden and crunchy with the subtle flavour of spices. The mushrooms are juicy with the flavour of garlic and a good seasoning of black pepper brings out the earthy flavour.

Beer Battered Garlic Mushrooms. A fabulous starter made in minutes with a foolproof crunchy batter. Made in minutes. 

This is such a fabulous batter. It's super easy to make and it never goes wrong. It puffs up while it's cooking and has a wonderful golden colour.. It's very light but it also has a great crunch.

You must try it. It's made in seconds.  All you do is season your flour, pour in the beer and whisk. There. That's it. Ready to use.

Mushrooms are a great choice too as there's need to cook them. Just season them with black pepper and toss in some crushed garlic. As simple as that. If you aren't keen on garlic, then just leave it out. I've made these without garlic and the mushrooms are still succulent and tasty in this crisp batter.

Of course they need a bowl of ketchup for dunking!

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Beer Battered Garlic Mushrooms
Succulent garlic mushrooms in crispy, golden beer batter which is lightly spiced. A really quick starter your family will love.
Ingredients
  • 4 portobello mushrooms (or other large flat mushrooms)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 125 g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • a good grinding of salt and pepper
  • 330ml beer
  • enough rapeseed or vegetable oil to cover the mushrooms
Instructions
1. Heat the oil in a wok or other deep sided pan.2. Slice the mushrooms. 3. Toss the mushrooms in the garlic and season with salt and pepper.4. Add the flour to a bowl and season it with paprika, salt and pepper, then pour in the beer and whisk. You'll have a batter the pouring consistency of double cream.5. Test the oil is hot enough by dripping a little batter in. If it sizzles, puffs up a little and starts to turn golden, then it's ready.6. Dip the mushrooms in the batter and gently drop into the oil. Do a few slices at once. Once you can just see the underside turning golden, flip them over for a few more seconds, then lift them out and dry them on kitchen paper.7. Serve with salad and mayonnaise for a starter or with ketchup for dunking as a snack.
Details
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Yield: Serves 4 as a starter with salad



Pumpkin Cauliflower Fritters
Here are a few more savoury recipes using batter for you to enjoy: 

Veggie Toad in the Hole - Knead Whine
Pumpkin Cauliflower Fritters - Sunny Little Kitchen
Vegan Tofush & Chips - Planet Veggie
Spiced Aubergine Bhaji - Anne's Kitchen
Beer Battered Veggie Haggis Bites - Tinned Tomatoes
Vegetarian Toad in the Hole - Coffee and Vanilla
Welsh Pancakes - Tin and Thyme

22 comments:

  1. What a yummy recipe!!!
    Great idea!
    Have a nice day

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  2. Oooh you know I adore garlic mushrooms and often order them as a starter but have never made at home - I must say I love you idea of using the flatter type of mushrooms as I often end up burning my tongue on the little button ones which seem to reach melting point inside! The batter looks so tasty and crisp!

    Ps thanks for including me in the round up x

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    1. Yes, I know what you mean. I prefer the flavour of these bigger mushrooms and a slice is just perfect. I do hope you try them :)

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  3. I've never tried beer battered mushrooms before but they sound amazing. I'm sure these will go down a treat at my house :) x

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    1. Oh yes they are good Sisley. You should try them.

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  4. These look delicious! But then to be fair, I love anything with garlic or mushrooms in it! Great recipe. x

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    1. Ah well I created the right recipe for you then Emma. I love them too.

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  5. Oh man these look so yummy... I am drooling. Sadly off the fried foods at the moment (grrrrr) but definitely a treat for another day :)

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    1. Yes keep them for a treat. I managed to stop after three but it was difficult. Sigh.

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  6. I have never had beer batter before, but this looks like a great place to start. Of course it has to be dunked in ketchup :)

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    1. Oh you must try it Dannii, it's so good and yes to the ketchup.

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  7. You are reading my mind Jac... just the other day I was wondering what the beer batter would be good for as I really enjoyed it when my friend made it, now I have my answer :) Lovely recipe and thank you for mentioning my toad in the hole as well.

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    1. Oh good and yes it makes a lovely crisp batter.

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  8. I love food in batter (who doesn't!) and I love mushrooms, so these look faaaaab!

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  9. I've never battered with beer so far, and it seems like a nice start. Thanks for the delicious recipe!

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    1. Oh you must, it's such an easy batter to make and puffs up beautifully.

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  10. They look delicious, I will have to try this recipe. x

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    1. Thanks Anca, I hope you enjoy them if you do make them, although if you like mushrooms you will love this.

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  11. I love the sound of this... the batter looks glorious. These are marked for The Viking for sure!

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