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!
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!
- Use butter and olive oil. The combination of the two adds great flavor and definitely makes a difference to oil alone.
- Do not crowd the pan. Mushrooms contain a lot of water, if you crowd the pan they will simmer rather than fry.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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!
- 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
Clean mushrooms by gently wiping with a paper towel or using a mushroom brush. Slice into thick slices.
Add butter and oil to a pan and heat over medium high heat.
Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute).
Quickly toss the mushrooms & soy sauce (do not do this ahead of time, this will remove too much moisture from the mushrooms)
Add the mushrooms to the pan and toss with olive oil mixture.
Do not stir allow to cook about 5 minute without disturbing.
Continue cooking an additional 3-4 minutes or until done.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)