Fried Oyster mushrooms
I discovered and fell in love with oyster mushrooms for the first time while working at a restaurant in the city a few years ago. I always toss them in my pastas to add some extra texture, so when someone suggested frying them I became overly excited because who doesn’t love fried food?! I know I do! I have one rule when cooking vegan foods and thats not to listen to anything the vegans say is good lol (I kid I kid..not really). I only say this because I believe most long time vegans tend to forget what real food tastes like. Like… guys cauliflower can not be a substitute for fried chicken, it just isn’t. I don’t care how delicious your batter for it is IT IS NOT FRIED CHICKEN. PERIOD. lol ok now that I’ve gotten that out let me pay the vegans a compliment so they won’t come attacking me with carrots and celery (insert crying emoji). Fried oyster mushrooms in place of oysters is actually dead on. Like, they got this one SO right that I will forgive them for their other transgressions. I just had to create a yummy batter and dipping sauce to go with these bad boys (which are not vegan) and I was totally on board. Now, the batter can be made vegan (look at notes in the recipe) and I’m sure vegans can recommend a completely vegan dipping sauce but I will say nothing is like a real buttermilk batter and real blue cheese dressing. I love to serve these up with my blue cheese dressing, hot sauce and my creamy grits for brunch.
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