Vegan Fried Chicken (Copycat)


This is my take on Vegan Fried Chicken with Fried Oyster Mushrooms. They are super crispy with a double batter & so easy khổng lồ make!


You will be amazed when you try these crispy Fried Oyster Mushrooms.It’s crazy lớn say it, but they totally look and taste like fried chicken except Vegan! Anthony thought I had bought him KFC when he saw the tray haha!I can’t deny it, I’ve always loved fried chicken. It’s one of the only foods I still crave since becoming mostly plant based. These are a great substitute và are my take on vegan fried chicken. The texture of the mushrooms are so similar it’s crazy!Some other vegan versions of popular dishes you must try are my Vegan Bolognese, Rice Paper Dumplings and Crab Rangoons.

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These Fried Oyster Mushrooms turn out super crispy with a double batter và are so easy to lớn make!Perfect for those nights when you feel lượt thích something crunchy & fried. They also make a great appetizer for a get together or on trò chơi day too.I rarely eat or cook fried foods, but these are one of those exceptions that I can’t say no to!


Ingredients lớn make Fried Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster mushrooms are the star of the show! They’re so pretty và a delicate mushroom with a subtle taste, which allows them to lớn be seasoned and absorb any flavor you addFlour is used for the batter. I’ve used plain all purpose flour to make both the dry and wet batter. Whole-wheat flour can also work. I haven"t personally tried gluten không lấy phí flour for this recipe but I think they should be fine too!Spices are used to enhance flavour and colour into the beautiful oyster mushrooms. I’ve used a phối of paprika, tumeric, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne pepperOil for frying - make sure to lớn use a neutral oil with a high smoke point when frying food. I’ve used canola oil but some other options are avocado oil, sunflower oil, grape seed oil và even vegetable oilSauces to lớn dip into:Creamy BBQ, set equal parts of mayonnaise with bbq sauce and a dash of táo apple cider vinegarSriracha (hot sauce)KetchupHoney mustard

How to make Fried Oyster Mushrooms

Time needed: 20 minutes.

Clean mushrooms

Wipe oyster mushrooms with a damp paper towel to remove any dirt

Prepare spice mix

In a large bowl, địa chỉ the flour & all the spices, salt và black pepper. Mix together until well combined


Tips for Fried Oyster Mushroom Recipe

Don"t wash mushrooms with water, this will make them watery và mushy. Instead, use a damp paper towel khổng lồ clean them và remove any dirtDouble coat mushrooms khổng lồ make them super crispy! Just make sure you get all the corners of the mushrooms so they"re fully coated for the ultimate crunchCreate more batter if needed. If you run out of the wet batter when coating the mushrooms, địa chỉ cửa hàng more of the flour mixture with water khổng lồ create more batterTest the oil is ready before frying. Bởi vì this by dropping a pinch of flour into the oil. If it starts to bubble, its ready!Don"t overcrowd the pot. You can fry a few at a time in batches depending how large your pot is.Remove excess oil with paper towels and place on a cooling rack. After removing the excess oil place on a cooling rack until all the mushrooms are done. This will keep them crispy until you"re ready lớn eat


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What vì oyster mushrooms taste like?

They have a very subtle taste with a delicate earthy flavour, which allows them to be seasoned & absorb any flavor you add

How lớn store and reheat?

Store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to lớn 3-4 days. It’s best khổng lồ reheat using an airfryer or in the oven to lớn make them nice và crispy again. Avoid using a microwave as it will make them very soggy

Are oyster mushrooms good for you?

Oyster mushrooms are full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, & other important nutrients. They’re also low in carbohydrates. Source

Can you cook oyster mushrooms in the air fryer?

For a lighter & healthier alternative, you can use an air fryer instead. It won’t be as crispy of course. I personally haven’t tried this method to lớn know the exact cook time. Ensure lớn spray all sides well with oil spray