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Air Fryer Fried Mushrooms

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So easy and perfectly crispy, these air fryer fried mushrooms are one delicious appetizer. Coated with a seasoned flour every bite is so good. Be sure to make extra!

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Where are my mushroom fans at – I know you are out there!

This recipe has all of the taste, texture, and flavor of deep-fried mushrooms, but without the need for all of the oil, thanks to our trusty air fryer! I originally fell in love with oyster mushrooms when I saw someone use it as a sub for vegan fried chicken. I don’t think these are a great sub for fried chicken but they are mighty delicious.

Oyster mushrooms are big and provide a delicious mushroom flavor, making them perfect for making fried mushrooms. To keep this recipe Vegan, I use almond milk and mustard to base before I coat it in seasoned flour.

You could also sub with other kinds of mushrooms if you prefer.

Be sure to try my Cream of Mushroom Soup and Mushroom Risotto too!

How to make Air Fryer Fried Mushrooms

  • Gather your ingredients.
Ingredients to make the recipe on white plates. Flour with seasoning, oyster mushrooms, and almond milk with mustard and hot sauce.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk together almond milk, mustard, and hot sauce. Set aside.
  • In another shallow bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
  • Coat each mushroom piece in the milk mixture, drain off excess, and then coat it in the flour mixture, shaking of extra.
Showing how to coat the mushroom pieces.
  • Place coated pieces on a plate or dish and place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. This will help that flour mixture stick to the mushrooms.
Mushrooms coated in the batter.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the chilled mushroom pieces in the preheated air fryer basket and cook on 400F for 10-12 minutes, flipping and spraying with oil halfway through.
Flipping the mushrooms halfway through cooking.
  • Serve and enjoy.
Fried mushrooms in an air fryer basket.

What are the best mushrooms to use?

I like to use oyster mushrooms for this recipe, they have a meaty texture and a slightly sweet but mild flavor. You can use any mushrooms you like in this recipe through, white button mushrooms, sliced portobellos or shitake, all work great!

Can you make them ahead of time?

These mushrooms are super quick to cook and are best served as soon as they are made. You can coat them in the batter a few hours ahead of time and keep them covered in the fridge until ready to cook. if you do have leftovers, they can be reheated in the air fryer at 350F for a couple of minutes to heat through.

How do you serve them?

These air fryer fried mushrooms are a great appetizer to serve with your favorite dips and sauces. Try them with any of these favorites:

Air fryer fried mushrooms on a white plate.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • You can leave the oyster mushroom pieces whole if you like, just cook for a few minutes longer.
  • Mushroom pieces may seem limp halfway through cooking. Make sure to spray with oil and flip for them to become crispy.
  • Make sure the mushroom pieces are not overlapping in the air fryer.

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Air Fryer Fried Mushrooms

So easy and perfectly crispy, these air fryer fried mushrooms are one delicious appetizer. Coated with a seasoned flour every bite is so good. Be sure to make extra!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword crispy fried mushrooms, how to cook mushrooms in the air fryer, how to fry mushrooms
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 91kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 6 oz oyster mushrooms rinsed and dried, broken into large pieces
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Oil for spraying canola, avocado, vegetable, etc

Instructions

  • In a shallow bowl, whisk together almond milk, mustard, and hot sauce. Set aside.
  • In another shallow bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
  • Coat each mushroom piece in the milk mixture, drain off excess, and then coat it in the flour mixture, shaking of extra. Place coated pieces on a plate or dish and place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the chilled mushroom pieces in the preheated air fryer basket and cook for 10-12 minutes, flipping and spray with oil halfway through.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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Notes

  • You can leave the oyster mushroom pieces whole if you like, just cook for a few minutes longer.
  • Mushroom pieces may seem limp halfway through cooking. Make sure to spray with oil and flip for them to become crispy.
  • Make sure the mushroom pieces are not overlapping in the air fryer.
  • Feel free to use other types of mushrooms in this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 684mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg
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