Fried Mushrooms with Garlic

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Fried mushrooms are a staple around here adding rich deep flavor to steaks and alongside chicken dishes.

Mushrooms sauteed in a mixture of garlic and soy sauce not only adds great flavor but helps to caramelize these delicious mushrooms to a deep golden brown!

Fried mushrooms are a staple around here adding rich deep flavor to steaks and alongside chicken dishes. Mushrooms sauteed in a mixture of garlic and soy sauce not only adds great flavor but helps to caramelize these delicious mushrooms to a deep golden brown!

How to Make Fried Mushrooms with Garlic

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Mushrooms are one of my all time favorite veggies (along with Roasted Broccoli) and the only thing better is sauteed mushrooms in garlic.  They add such a deliciously earthy rich flavor to dishes.

Fried Garlic Mushrooms are an amazing side dish or make a great topping for steaks or burgers!

I’ve been asked on several occasions, “How do you make fried mushrooms?” and truthfully, they aren’t hard to make but there are a few things you can do to take your sauteed mushrooms from ordinary to extraordinary.

How do you make caramelized mushrooms?

The key to the deep rich flavor of fried mushrooms is to allow the mushrooms to caramelize.

There are a few secrets to getting the mushrooms to caramelize perfectly!

  1. Use butter and olive oil.  The combination of the two adds great flavor and definitely makes a difference to oil alone.
  2. Do not crowd the pan.  Mushrooms contain a lot of water, if you crowd the pan they will simmer rather than fry.
  3. Do NOT overstir. The key to caramelized mushrooms is allowing the mushrooms to form a crust which means you need to let them sit on one side without stirring.
  4. Wash with a damp paper towel.  Quickly rinsing mushrooms under water  is ok, but if you leave them too long it can cause their spongy texture to soak up the water which, as you’d imagine, can result in a soggy side.  Instead, give them a quick rinse and dab them dry or wipe them with a damp paper towel or a mushroom brush!
  5. Add additional flavors such as red wine or Worcestershire sauce in small quantities so the mushrooms don’t boil or simmer.

While I love using fried mushrooms to top a steak or burger, they also add amazing flavor to any mushroom recipe!  They’re perfect to cook and add to casseroles, soups and stews.  The extra flavor and caramelization will add tons of depth to your dishes with very little extra effort.

More Recipes for Mushrooms Lovers:

  • Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breasts: These chicken breasts come out tender and juicy on the inside with a deliciously crispy skin and an amazing mushroom filling
  • Mushroom Salisbury Steak Recipe: Mushroom Salisbury Steak is quick, easy and needs just one pan!  Serve it with mashed potatoes for a great weeknight dinner in under 30 minutes!
  • Mushroom Stuffed Pork Tenderloin:  Tender pork stuffed with an easy fried mushroom stuffing and roasted until perfectly juicy.  Nobody will guess how simple this is!
  • Chicken and Mushrooms with Bacon:  Juicy chicken breasts and tender mushrooms in a cream sauce.  This dish is  perfect served over your favorite noodles!
Print Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
17 mins
Author: Holly
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried mushrooms
Garlic Fried Mushrooms are an amazing side dish or make a great topping for steaks or burgers! The key to the deep rich flavor is to allow the mushrooms to caramelize.
  • 1 lb white or brown mushrooms this recipe does work well with other types of mushrooms such as cremini or portebello
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • parsley for garnish optional
  1. Clean mushrooms by gently wiping with a paper towel or using a mushroom brush. Slice into thick slices.
  2. Add butter and oil to a pan and heat over medium high heat.
  3. Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  4. Quickly toss the mushrooms & soy sauce (do not do this ahead of time, this will remove too much moisture from the mushrooms)
  5. Add the mushrooms to the pan and toss with olive oil mixture.
  6. Do not stir allow to cook about 5 minute without disturbing.
  7. Continue cooking an additional 3-4 minutes or until done.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 147, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 282mg, Potassium: 370mg, Carbohydrates: 4g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 1.8%, Vitamin C: 3.5%, Calcium: 0.6%, Iron: 4.1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

21 comments on “Fried Mushrooms with Garlic”

  1. If yr not supposed to wash them,then how do you clean mushrooms?

  2. I made these last night and instead of soy, I used Worcestershire sauce. They were amazing!!!

  3. why wd u put those facebook, twitter, etc symbols on the side covering the text? Do u really need them there? I want to read this but I can’t.

    • They aren’t showing near the text for me on any of my devices (laptop, desktop, tablet or mobile). Which device are you using so I can check into it.

      • I’m using a PC on firefox

      • I just checked on IE & it’s fine, also fine on Chrome so it’s just firefox where they cover part of the text

        • Thank you for letting me know. I will have someone look at it to see if I can get it fixed!

          • I use Firefox and sometimes that happens to me too. I usually just reduce the size of my screen a little bit and it takes the icons out from in front of the words. (Hold the Ctrl while rolling down one or two notches on your mouse wheel). Hope that helps.

          • Thank you Barbara. We are hopefully going to get this fixed early next week. I appreciate you letting me know!

  4. These were absolutely divine! I used low sodium soy sauce and I threw in an extra clove of garlic. I used buttons, and it was so good! Thank you for posting this!

  5. The whole don’t wash your mushrooms thing is a myth. Wash away, especially if you are cooking them. Must easier to get them clean and free of crunchy silt.

  6. If I were to make these the night before, what would you think the best way to reheat them would be? In the oven at 350 degrees until warmed through?

    • I would not cook them all the way the night before and then just toss them into a hot frying pan with some oil for a few minutes. I’d be afraid the oven would dry them out.

      • I have microwave them. They are browned not crisp so they reheat well. Or in a small pan set to low off set covered like I do to re heat tater tots.

  7. I just love these.

  8. These really are perfect! I used a combination of button, shiitake, and crimini mushrooms. Thanks for the recipe!

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