Batter-Fried Mushrooms Recipe


1 cup flour
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash garlic powder
1 cup cold water
2 tablespoons CRISCO all-vegetable shortening or 2 tablespoons CRISCO Stick, melted
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 cups ( about 8 ounces) fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/4 inch thick
CRISCO for deep frying

In mixing bowl, combine the flour, cheese, salt, and garlic powder. Stir in the water, melted Crisco, and egg; beat till smooth. Pat the mushrooms dry. Dip mushrooms into batter. Fry, a few mushrooms at a time, in deep Crisco heated to 365ºF. Fry till mushrooms are golden, about 3 minutes, turning once. Drain on paper toweling. Salt lightly and serve immediately.

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