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ScreamingChicken

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Some good fried mushrooms Thu, 08/5/10 11:13 AM (permalink)
A couple of days ago we went to Deak's Pub, a bar & grill here in Stoughton.  We ordered fried mushrooms as an appetizer and were surprised at how lightly coated in batter they were, which made them really good.  Lots of places lay on the batter or breading pretty thick and these were a nice change of pace...so much so that we ordered a second basket to go with dinner.
 
Brad
 
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    enginecapt

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    Re:Some good fried mushrooms Thu, 08/5/10 11:44 AM (permalink)
    Fried mushrooms done well are indeed a wonder to behold.

    My favorites are at the Chuck Wagon in Sanger, CA. Too bad for me that's a 4.5 hour drive.
     
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      MiamiDon

      Re:Some good fried mushrooms Thu, 08/5/10 12:02 PM (permalink)
      I don't think I've ever had any that I didn't suspect were from Sysco, et al.
       
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        ALLGOOD

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        Re:Some good fried mushrooms Thu, 08/5/10 12:15 PM (permalink)
        Actually, my snowmobile club used to get fried mushrooms from Sysco food service and they turned out most excellent.  We used to operate a fried food booth at a local fair for a fundraiser.  It has alot to do with the oil and the skill of the person doing the frying as well as the breading.  Ours were surprisingly good for frozen fare.  We also had mozz sticks that rocked that came off the same truck.  I have yet to get anything close to those anywhere I've been.  Must have been some gooooood oil we were using.
         
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          ScreamingChicken

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          Re:Some good fried mushrooms Fri, 08/6/10 8:40 AM (permalink)
          MiamiDon


          I don't think I've ever had any that I didn't suspect were from Sysco, et al.


          I can't say for sure if these were house-battered or not and didn't think to ask, but at the very least there was more of a homemade feel to them.  Even though it wasn't very thick the batter seemed to cling to the mushroom instead of breaking away clean as often happens with the frozen variety.
           
          Brad
          <message edited by Brad_Olson on Fri, 08/6/10 8:42 AM>
           
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            joerogo

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            Re:Some good fried mushrooms Fri, 08/6/10 10:46 AM (permalink)
            Hey Brad, Now you just have to learn how to pick them yourself.  Nothing beats a fried wild mushroom.
             
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              the ancient mariner

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              Re:Some good fried mushrooms Fri, 08/6/10 10:52 AM (permalink)
              Picking wild mushrooms was Catherine Medici's favorite passtime.
              Her recipe, which also had a light batter, can be seen on one of the sites------manga sweetheart, the mush-a-rooms I picked myself
              just-a for you. 
               
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                Jennifer_4

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                Re:Some good fried mushrooms Fri, 08/6/10 12:51 PM (permalink)
                enginecapt


                Fried mushrooms done well are indeed a wonder to behold.

                My favorites are at the Chuck Wagon in Sanger, CA. Too bad for me that's a 4.5 hour drive.


                oh captain, my captain, you just mentioned one of the joys in my own backyard (a 30-40 minute drive),  but truth be told, I'd been too caught up in the chili dogs to even notice that they had mushrooms... I may have to make another trip...
                 
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                  enginecapt

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                  Re:Some good fried mushrooms Sat, 08/7/10 8:53 AM (permalink)
                  Make another trip. Dedicate a chili dog and some mushrooms to me.
                   
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                    stricken_detective

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                    Re:Some good fried mushrooms Sat, 08/7/10 5:00 PM (permalink)
                    Inspired by this thread, we ordered the mushrooms @ an Italian (chain) place last night. They were your standard-issue restaurant mushrooms, but they served them with marinara sauce. So much better than ranch. I may order them this way every time!!!
                     
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                      marzsit

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                      Re:Some good fried mushrooms Sun, 08/8/10 8:21 AM (permalink)
                      H. Salt fish and chips used to have the best fried mushrooms... they used the same batter that they used for the fish, which was thin and light, not greasy. 
                       
                       whenever i see fried mushrooms on a menu i always try them, and have always been dissapointed... most seem to use cornmeal for breading, or they use tiny mushrooms, or they cut the mushrooms in half.. that's just wrong :(
                       
                       when i make them at home, i use a recipe for japanese tempura batter mixed in small batches and kept cold in an ice bath. it's the closest i've been able to get to those original H. Salt mushrooms.....
                       
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                        BelleReve

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                        Re:Some good fried mushrooms Sun, 08/8/10 10:54 AM (permalink)
                        They were all the rage in the 80's, seems like every bar served them at happy hour, along with fried cauliflower and bell pepper strips.  We used to make the mushrooms at home.  I remember the batter was dry, half seasoned breadcrumbs, and half flour, but don't remember if we just used a Creole seasoning, or a combination of onion and garlic powder to the mix.   
                         
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                          MilwFoodlovers

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                          Re:Some good fried mushrooms Sun, 08/8/10 12:21 PM (permalink)
                          It seems like the buy 'em and fry 'em out of a bag or box types taste like a wet (unpleasant to me) oily, soft, squishy mess  inside while made from scratch are drier, more "mushroomy" inside. I had no idea that Sysco shrooms could ever be a decent product. As I get older, I find many fried foods losing their appeal for me but a good mushroom or a thick from scratch onion ring will get an order from me when I crave some grease. Hmm, maybe a trip to Stoughton is in my future. Deaks rather limited web page Good looking burger but like Buddy you can hold the lettuce and tomato or serve it on the side wher I can enjoy it without it squirting out of the burger.

                           
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                            Adjudicator

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                            Re:Some good fried mushrooms Sat, 12/18/10 1:53 PM (permalink)
                            I make my own.  The batter varies.  Good with ABTs also.  Pig out. 
                             
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                              rumaki

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                              Re:Some good fried mushrooms Sat, 12/18/10 3:15 PM (permalink)
                              Excellent fried mushrooms are to be had at Murphy's steakhouse in Indianapolis.  I always have them as an appetizer with cocktails.  They're served with delicious cocktail sauce for dipping.
                               
                              Then I move on to dinner: tomato juice, the "monster" salad, fried lobster and/or steak, and either a twice-baked potato or, if I'm trying to be virtuous, green beans.
                              http://www.murphyssteakhouse.com/
                               
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