Copycat Logans Roadhouse Fried Mushrooms Recipe

White button mushrooms are a healthy food that can be a great way to get various nutrients into your diet. According to Healthline, "White mushrooms are low in calories and sugar. They are also high in protein and vitamin D, and they're a source of vitamin B12." They have a ton of other healthy properties as well.

All that said, let's just be clear about this from the start: "These aren't necessarily healthy, but they are a great way to get in those veggies if you or your kids won't eat them," says chef, recipe developer, and registered dietician Kristen Carli. Why is this recipe that centers on a healthy food not all that healthy? Ah yes, the deep frying. But hey, that's also why these mushrooms are downright delicious.

Served as an app before a meal, as finger food for a party, or as a tasty snack to which you treat yourself, this copycat recipe of Logans Roadhouse's fried mushrooms delivers big time on the flavor, and you won't even have to get on the road to enjoy a serving.

Gather the ingredients for these copycat Logans Roadhouse fried mushrooms

It doesn't take much to make this tasty appetizer at home. All said, all you need is about eight ounces of white button mushrooms (which will be between eight and 10 mushrooms most of the time), flour, salt, pepper, buttermilk, plenty of canola oil for the frying, and then your favorite sauce for the dipping.

"I love pairing these with marinara sauce, garlic aioli, or sriracha mayo," says Carli, but you really can't go wrong with any sauce you love. Try Thousand Island dressing, a spicy mustard, or anything else that sounds tasty to you.

Prepare the mushrooms and your breading

Start off by washing and scrubbing the mushrooms and trimming the stems shorter, leaving just a bit of the stem sticking off the button. Next, in a broad, shallow bowl, add the flour, the salt, and the pepper, and use a whisk (or a fork) to combine all the dry ingredients fully.

In another broad, shallow bowl, add the buttermilk. Then set out a third bowl or a plate for the prepped mushrooms. Also, consider putting out a bowl of water to rinse your fingers as you work (or just use the sink) in case the breading starts to stick.

Bread the mushrooms

To bread the mushrooms, first dip a mushroom into the flour, salt, and pepper mixture, and then dip it into the buttermilk. Then, dredge it in the flour mixture again, and finally, set it aside. Repeat this double-layer coating process with all of the mushrooms. "I'd recommend tapping the mushrooms gently after applying flour both times before frying," says Carli, adding: "This will ensure the excess breading does not end up in the oil."

And by the way, right before you start the breading is a good time to start heating up a large pot with a good deal of canola oil in it.

Fry the mushrooms, then enjoy

Once hot the oil is hot, add the mushrooms. They should be fully or very nearly submerged in the boiling oil, and thus won't need to be turned during the cooking process. Let the mushrooms fry in the oil for about five minutes or until they turn golden brown. Now remove them from oil with a slotted spoon and place the mushrooms on a paper towel-lined plate so it can soak up a bit of that excess oil.

Now serve them with your favorite dipping sauce, and plan to gobble them all up. "These do not keep well," Carli says, adding: "I'd recommend eating them all in one sitting." And since they're so delicious, that should be easy advice to take, FYI.

Copycat Logans Roadhouse Fried Mushrooms Recipe
5 from 28 ratings
Served as an app before a meal or as finger food for a party, this copycat recipe of Logans Roadhouse's fried mushrooms delivers big time on the flavor.
Prep Time
10
minutes
Cook Time
5
minutes
Servings
2
servings
Copycat Logans Roadhouse Fried Mushrooms in a bowl
Total time: 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces white button mushrooms
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • Garlic aioli, for serving
Directions
  1. Wash and scrub the mushrooms, trimming the stems.
  2. In a low bowl, add flour, salt, and pepper, and whisk to combine.
  3. In another wide bowl, add buttermilk.
  4. Dip mushrooms into flour mixture, then buttermilk, and then again in the flour and repeat with all mushrooms.
  5. In the meantime, heat a large pot of canola oil. Cnce hot, add the mushrooms.
  6. Cook for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  8. Serve with dipping sauce, such as garlic aioli.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 553
Total Fat 42.7 g
Saturated Fat 3.8 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 4.9 mg
Total Carbohydrates 34.4 g
Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
Total Sugars 8.2 g
Sodium 721.4 mg
Protein 11.0 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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