The BEST! Fried Mushrooms - Easy Pan or Deep Fried Recipe (2024)

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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!

Whether you need a side dish or a quick appetizer recipe, whip these store-bought sliced mushrooms up and serve alongside your favorite dipping sauce… they’ll become your new favorite!

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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 mushrooms recipe, but a gal has to praise her parents every chance she gets when they’re as good as mine.

Table of contents

  • Easy Fried Mushrooms Recipe
  • Deep Fried Mushrooms
    • Easy Side Dish Recipe
    • Can you Use Button Mushrooms?
    • How to Wash Mushrooms
  • Ingredients
  • How to Fry Mushrooms
    • How Long to Fry Mushrooms
    • Thinking “Inside” the Box
    • More Side Dish Recipes
      • Pin the Fried Mushrooms Below to Remember Them!

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 this fried mushroom recipe, 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!

Can you Use Button Mushrooms?

You can! But we personally don’t like button mushrooms because of the texture when you bite in to them. The sliced mushrooms make them easier to eat and give you that “crispier, crunchier” texture rather than the “bursting with juices” texture that the button mushrooms have.

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.)

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  • 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

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

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

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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.

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Eating these mushrooms by themselves is how we eat them but they’d also be amazing alongside chipotle sauce!

📖 Recipe

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Fried Mushrooms Recipe

Jessica Burgess

Fried mushrooms recipe using sliced mushrooms that are easy, flavorful (use what spices you prefer!) and have an appetizer or side dish in no time!

3.88 from 62 votes

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Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 5 minutes mins

Total Time 10 minutes 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: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1744mg | Potassium: 33mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1.5mg

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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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

See more quick and easy recipes in our archives! This fried mushrooms recipe is one of our favorite steak side dishes too!

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