Deep Fried Mushrooms with Red Pepper Aioli Dipping Sauce

Appetizer, Side Dishes


2 Jars Whole Button Mushrooms

2 Cups Pork Rinds – Crushed

1 Cup of Parmesan Cheese – Grated

1 Tbs. Garlic Powder

1/2 Cup Heavy Cream

1 Large Egg

Olive Oil


Drain liquid from mushrooms and pat dry with a paper towel.
Place pork rinds, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder into a food processor and pulse until the mixture becomes fine and flour like.
In a shallow dish, combine heavy cream and egg to make a wash.  Fork whisk until they are well blended
Heat an inch of olive oil over medium-high heat.  I use a non-stick wok for stove-top deep frying.  The high sides reduce splatter and make clean up a cinch.
Coat each mushroom in the breading mixture, dip in the egg wash, and then coat in the breading mixture a second time.
Once the olive oil is heated and begins to bubble, drop breaded mushrooms in oil and fry until breading is crispy – About 2 minutes each side. Try not to flip the mushrooms too many times as this will cause the breading to fall off.
After removing mushrooms from oil, allow to cool on a paper towel to soak up excess grease.  This will also give the breading a chance to crisp up so that it stays on.


Per Serving:
Calories – 414
Protein –  32 g
Carbs – 4.5 net g
Fat –  30 g