What Are Fried Enoki Mushrooms?
Fried enoki mushrooms are a delicious and crispy dish made by frying enoki mushrooms until they turn golden brown and crispy. These mushrooms have a crisp and crunchy texture.
To make fried enoki mushrooms, trim off the root end and separate the mushrooms into smaller clusters or individual strands. Coat in a light batter, often made with a combination of flour and cornstarch. Then deep-fry or pan-fry them until they become golden and crispy.
Fried enoki mushrooms are commonly served as an appetizer or side dish. They can be enjoyed on their own with a dipping sauce or used as a garnish for various dishes, such as salads, stir-fries, noodle dishes, or even soups.
How To Clean Enoki Mushrooms?
Here's how to clean enoki mushrooms properly before cooking:
- Trim off the root end of the mushrooms.
- Separate them into smaller clusters or individual strands.
- Place the separated enoki mushrooms under cold running water. Use your hands or a gentle stream of water to rinse away any dirt or debris that may be present on the mushrooms. If you notice any damaged or spoiled mushrooms, remove them from the bunch.
- Pat them dry using a clean kitchen towel or paper towels.
- Once cleaned and dried, the enoki mushrooms are ready to be used in recipes such as soups, salads, or other dishes.
How To Make the Best Crispy Fried Enoki Mushrooms?
How to cook enoki mushrooms? To make crispy fried enoki mushrooms, follow these tips:
- Choose fresh enoki mushrooms that have firm, white stems and caps. Avoid mushrooms that are discolored, slimy, or have a pungent odor.
- Separate the enoki mushroom into smaller clusters or individual strands. This allows for even frying and helps create a crispy texture.
- Prepare a light batter by whisking together a combination of all-purpose flour and cornstarch. Dip the enoki mushrooms into the batter, ensuring they are well coated. Shake off any excess batter to prevent a heavy coating.
- Heat the frying oil to around 350 °F (175 °C) for optimal frying. Check the oil temperature with a thermometer. This helps to ensure the mushrooms cook evenly and become crispy.
- Avoid overcrowding the pan or deep fryer. Fry the mushrooms in small batches to allow them to cook evenly. Otherwise, this can lead to a less crispy texture.
- Drain the excess oil. Once the fried enoki mushrooms are cooked to a golden brown, remove them from the oil using tongs or a slotted spoon. Transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
How To Make Vegan Fried Enoki Mushrooms?
To make these fried enoki mushrooms with spicy mayo vegan, use vegan mayonnaise or plant-based milk.
To make vegan crispy fried enoki mushrooms, clean the mushrooms. Trim off the root ends and separate them into smaller clusters. In a bowl, combine all-purpose flour or rice flour, cornstarch or tapioca starch, salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder, or paprika. Mix well to create a batter with a slightly thick consistency. Heat vegetable oil in a deep pan or skillet. Dip the enoki mushrooms into the batter. Fry in small batches for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. Use a slotted spoon or tongs to flip them for even frying. Once fried, transfer the mushrooms to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil. Serve the vegan crispy fried enoki mushrooms immediately while hot and enjoy them as a delicious appetizer or as a crunchy addition to salads, stir-fries, or noodle dishes.
What To Serve with Crispy Fried Enoki Mushrooms?
Crispy fried enoki mushrooms can be served as an appetizer or side dish. You can serve it with soups, salads, stir-fries, or noodle dishes. Drizzle with a dipping sauce like spicy mayo or sweet chili sauce.
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Fried Enoki Mushrooms:
How To Store Fried Enoki Mushrooms?
To store fried enoki mushrooms with spicy mayo sauce, allow them to cool completely at room temperature. Place them in an airtight container. Arrange the crispy fried enoki mushrooms in a single layer inside the container to prevent them from sticking together or becoming soggy. Store them in a cool, dry area. Avoid storing them in the refrigerator, as the moisture can make them lose their crispiness.
Crispy fried enoki mushrooms are best enjoyed fresh. Try to consume them within a few days of frying to ensure they remain crispy and enjoyable. As time passes, their texture may soften.
How To Reheat Fried Enoki Mushrooms?
If you need to reheat the crispy fried enoki mushrooms, use an oven or toaster oven rather than a microwave. To reheat crispy fried enoki mushrooms,
- Preheat the oven to 250 °F (120°C). This gentle heat will help warm the mushrooms without making them overly soft.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. This will prevent the enoki mushrooms from sticking to the baking sheet and make cleanup easier.
- Place them in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Make sure they are spread out evenly to ensure even heating.
- Warm them for 5 -10 minutes, or until they are heated through.
- Remove them from the oven and serve them immediately.