Fried Oyster Un-Chicken Mushrooms!
You are not going to believe how perfectly these fried oyster mushrooms mimic fried chicken! It is truly unbelievable. On this episode of Plant-Based in the Burbs, Sheri Johnson, with sous chef, Paige Parsons Roache, shows us how to make these magical bites of heaven, in no time at all. Let’s take a closer look at how it’s done…
Plant-Based In The Burbs Hosts and Chefs
Sherri Johnson is an entrepreneur, personal trainer, mother, wife, and lifelong lover of cooking. As a child, she watched her grandmother make magic in the kitchen, which solidified a loving and personal connection to food. Eventually, Sherri discovered a passion for healthy living and veganism. She learned that plant-based eating was not only conducive to a healthy mind and body, but also a compassionate approach to healing the planet and caring for its animals. Through Plant-Based in the Burbs on UnchainedTV, Sherri shares her techniques for creating “veganized” versions of your favorite meals. With her friendly approach and infectious charm, she demonstrates that veganism is not only healthy but easily accessible to everyone. Through this platform, Sherri hopes to encourage others to explore the lifestyle that has completely changed her for the better. Sherri is deeply passionate about helping others step into the highest version of themselves. By sharing her expertise as a personal trainer and advocate for veganism, she helps clients and viewers create the body and lifestyle of their dreams. In addition to physical fitness and delicious food, Sheri plans on launching an activewear brand called W29 that promises to serve as a force to uplift and inspire women.
Celebrating being vegan for 7 years, Paige Parsons Roache has been committed to bringing ECO-VEGANISM to the forefront of every interaction: Environmentally conscious vegan living. After watching the documentary COWSPIRACY, she went vegan on the spot. Her daughter Katelyn, 13 at the time, chose veganism for the animals 6 months earlier. Paige, on the other hand, after being shocked by the environmental impact of eating meat and dairy, chose to go vegan “for the environment.” Soon after, she attended her first pig vigil with LA Animal Save/Animal Save Movement. Once she looked those baby pigs in the eyes, she knew why her daughter had gone vegan. Cooking as a guest chef on LunchBreakLIVE after meeting Jane Velez-Mitchell at VegFestLA, and inspired by Jane’s bold courage, Paige became a Contributor for UnChainedTV. Reporting on all the latest animal rights news. She also became the Senior Booker for UnChainedTV. Now, the Communications Director of UnchainedTV’s streaming network, and co-producer/co-host of the Plant-Based In the ‘Burbs show, Paige brings inspiration, humor, and humbleness to the kitchen, showing simple swap-outs and easy recipes to inspire people to bring more plants on their plates.
How Can Fried Oyster Mushrooms Taste Like Chicken?
It’s all about the spices and magic of frying these oyster mushrooms with a delicious batter. This is such a good recipe filled with crispy crunchiness in every bite. Oyster mushrooms are big and once saturated in the perfect batter and fried in oil, they transform into the look and feel of fried chicken. And the spices do the rest of the magic. Pair the fried un-chicken with coleslaw or mashed potatoes, or whatever sides you like. And don’t forget your favorite dipping sauce!
FRIED OYSTER MUSHROOM ( CHIK'N)
- 1 PKG OYSTER MUSHROOMS
- 2 CUPS ORGANIC FLOUR
- 1 BOTTLE OF PLAIN SPARKLING WATER
- 1 TBSP GARLIC POWDER
- 1 TBSP ONION POWDER
- 1 TBSP PAPRIKA
- 1 TBSP OLD BAY SEASONING
- 1/2 TSP BLACK PEPPER
- 1 TBSP POULTRY SEASONING
- COOKING OIL FOR FRYING YOUR CHOICE
- PLACE MUSHROOMS IN A BOWL AND SEASON WITH YOUR FAVORITE SEASONING IN ANOTHER BOWL OR PLASTIC BAG.
- Dry Mix: ADD 1 CUP OF FLOUR AND THE SEASONING IN A BOWL.
- Wet Mix: ADD 1 CUP FLOUR, AND THE SAME SEASONING, AND POUR SOME SPARKLING WATER INTO THE MIXTURE.
- CONTINUE TO POUR IN THE SPARKLING WATER UNTIL THE BATTER IS THE CONSISTENCY OF PANCAKE BATTER.
- ADD MUSHROOMS TO THE WET MIXTURE FIRST, THEN INTO THE DRY.
- SHAKE OFF EXCESS BATTER BEFORE ADDING IT TO THE HOT OIL.
- COOK UNTIL CRISPY AND BROWN.
- DRAIN MUSHROOMS ON PAPER TOWEL TO REMOVE EXCESS OIL FROM THE MUSHROOMS.
You Can Have Fried Un-Chicken Made From SHROOMS!
Wow, this was an AWESOME episode of Plant-Based in the Burbs! These fried oyster mushrooms look just like fried chicken, I am in awe! Give Sheri’s recipe a try and let us know how much you loved it! Take a photo of your finished dish and tag @UnChained_TV on Instagram. Looking for other easy vegan recipes to try? Jump on over to our recipe page, where we have a ton to choose from. Until next time…keep cookin’!
What's Your Reaction?
Donna Dennison is an UnchainedTV writer, graphic designer, video editor, and IG contributor. Donna is also a creative in the film industry.