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How To Air Fry Mushrooms



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How To Air Fry Mushrooms So They Are Not Rubbery – With Recipes

Mushrooms are delicious when cooked properly. They are also very simple to cook. This also serves as a detriment to them as this is also the reason why they are incredibly easy to overcook. Overcooked mushrooms tend to get rubbery very quickly and can ruin whatever they are paired with.  If this has ever happened to you, believe me, you are not alone. This post sets out to ensure that doesn’t happen to you anymore as we discuss how to air fry mushrooms.

Seeing that mushrooms are so easy to overcook, it is vital that you understand how to utilize your air fryer to its full potential. This will ensure that your mushrooms come out how you are expecting them at all times. Let’s start by exploring a few tips and hacks to help you use your air fryer to its fullest potential.

Top 5 Tips & Hacks To Help You Use Your Air Fryer To Its Fullest Potential.

Consider Purchasing Fryer Friendly Cookware

Your Air Fryer comes equipped with a few basic Now that you know how to unlock the items to cook in, however, you may find it in your best interest to invest in a few more baking pans, bowls, etc. that will allow you to make use of the Air Fryer’s full potential.

Cook In Batches When Necessary

Overloading your fryer can hinder the cooking process. So, instead of packing it all in at once and winding up with underdone food, consider cooking in batches.

Use Your Air Fryer As A Mini Fryer

You can easily convert your favorite fryer recipes into your air fryer quicker than you could in an actual fryer. Simply drop the recipe’s temperature by 20% and feel out the cooking time by cutting it by as much as 40% to see what fits.

Flip Or Shake Midway

For more even cooking consider flipping your food or shaking your basket halfway through your cooking time. This allows you to get even color and crispiness on all sides of your food.

Consider Using Silicone Cups and Molds To Hold Shape

If you want to make muffins, or frittatas in your Air Fryer then a silicone cup will become your best friend. Small muffin tins are hardtop find, and when you do find small ones they hardly fit in your Air Fryer so silicone cups act as a great workaround.

How To Air Fry Mushrooms

Now that you have learned how to use your air fryer to its fullest potential, let’s explore a few recipes to help you get your mushrooms cooked perfectly every time.

Pepsi Battered Mushrooms

Serves: 2

Time: 40mins

Ingredients

Batter

  • Eggs (2)
  • Pepsi (100ml)
  • Siracha (4tsp.)
  • Garlic (12g, chopped)

Seasoned Flour

  • White Pepper (1 tsp)
  • Black Pepper (1 tsp.)
  • Table Salt (2 tsp.)
  • Rice Flour (1 cup)

Vegetables

  • White Mushrooms (3 lbs.)

Directions

Set mushroom to marinate for at least 30 minutes in the batter. Set your air fryer n to 350 degrees F. Combine the flour and spices together. Roll the mushrooms in your flour so that they are evenly coated, then dip the pieces into your batter and back into the flour. Once coated, place your mushrooms in the fryer basket, and allow to cook until golden brown in appearance. Serve and enjoy.

Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

Serves: 2

Time: 1 hr. 5 mins

Ingredients

  • Whole milk ricotta (4 oz.)
  • 1/4 c. Fresh basil (chopped)
  • 5 oz. Baby spinach or kale (chopped)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • Italian shredded six-cheese blend (1 oz.)
  • Parmesan (0.5 oz)
  • 3 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 3 oz. Assorted mushrooms
  • 1 small, sweet onion (diced)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 can fire-roasted tomatoes (diced)
  • 3 no-boil lasagna noodles
  • 5oz. Refrigerated light alfredo sauce
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Directions:

Preheat the air fryer to 320 °C. In a reasonably sized bowl. Combine ½ Italian, ½ Parmesan cheese, ricotta, basil, and egg. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. In a reasonable size skillet heat 1 tbsp of oil over medium heat. Sauté mushrooms for approximately 7 minutes stirring occasionally and allow to cook until golden. Reheat the skillet adding 1 tbsp oil to sauté ½ onion, garlic, bell pepper, and spinach stirring occasionally for approximately 7 minutes.

In the bowl with mushrooms add remaining onion, tomatoes salt, and pepper to season.

Empty skillet reheats, and use remaining tbsp of oil. Break noodles and base the skillet. Top each layer of noodles with a portion of the ricotta mixture, vegetable, and Alfredo sauce. Ensuring that noodles are layered in opposite directions each time. Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese. Allow to bake until golden for approximately 15 minutes. Garnish with basil and serve.

Mushroom Chips

Serves: 2

Time: 25mins

Ingredients

  • Mushrooms (300g, Portobello, sliced)
  • Coconut oil (2 tbsp., melted)
  • Salt (1/2 tsp.)
  • Black pepper (1/4 tsp.)

Directions

Set your fryer to 390 degrees F. Toss all your ingredients in a large bowl, and add to your fryer basket in a single layer. Allow to cook for 5 – 7 minutes (your potatoes should be crisp in texture). Serve and enjoy!

Bonus Recipe

Here is a simple recipe you can make with your air-fried mushrooms.

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad

Serves: 2

Time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

  • Orange (1, peeled, chunked)
  • Bell pepper (2, green & yellow, chopped)
  • Zucchini (1, cut into half-moons)
  • Squash (1 yellow, cut into half-moons)
  • Red onion (1, sliced)
  • Mushroom (2 oz., brown, halved)
  • Italian seasoning (1 tsp.)
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Penne (6 oz., cooked)
  • Tomatoes (⅓ cup, grape, halved)
  • Kalamata olives (½ cup pitted, halved)
  • Balsamic vinegar (1 tbsp.)
  • Olive oil (¼ cup)
  • Basil (2 tbsp., chopped)

Directions:

Set your air fryer to preheat to 380 degrees F. Add your mushrooms, red onion, squash, peppers, and zucchini in a large bowl, season to taste, drizzle with oil, and toss. Add to air fryer basket and set to cook for 15 minutes. Add all your vegetables, and pasta to a large bowl, and top with vinegar, and oil. Toss to fully coat, and season to taste. Serve, and enjoy!

Final Thoughts

Mushrooms are easy to prepare, but also easy to get wrong. Overcooked mushrooms are generally rubbery and can throw off your whole dish. So, you must get them cooked the right when attempting to fry them. The recipes featured here should help you on your way.

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