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Old 01-19-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
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Question Deep Fried Mushrooms

Howdy. I was wondering if anyone knows the secret batter that Outback Steakhouse uses on their deep fried mushrooms? Those mushrooms are so good that when we go there to eat I fill up on those mushrooms. I have tried numerous times to duplicate them here at home but have been unsuccesful so far.

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Old 01-19-2007, 02:17 PM   #2
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I'm working on it....but nothing yet....

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Old 01-19-2007, 03:19 PM   #3
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Thanks Uncle Bob. Are you also trying to figure out the recipe for those yummy mushrooms? I have tried coating them with and without egg, buttermilk, regular milk, then tossing them in regular flour with italian seasoning, tossing them in seasoned bread crumbs, tossing them with a flour & bread crumb mixture. I can't seem to be able to get the batter right. I have even gone so far as to use a thick tempura type batter. I have tried differant seasonings. Thank goodness the majority of the experimental mushrooms have been edible! Ha Ha
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Old 01-19-2007, 03:31 PM   #4
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Try a flour and corn meal mixture for the coating.
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Old 01-19-2007, 03:45 PM   #5
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Thanks Uncle Bob. Are you also trying to figure out the recipe for those yummy mushrooms? I have tried coating them with and without egg, buttermilk, regular milk, then tossing them in regular flour with italian seasoning, tossing them in seasoned bread crumbs, tossing them with a flour & bread crumb mixture. I can't seem to be able to get the batter right. I have even gone so far as to use a thick tempura type batter. I have tried differant seasonings. Thank goodness the majority of the experimental mushrooms have been edible! Ha Ha
I have never tried them...Haven't been to Outback in quite a spell...
Was just trying to see if I could come up with something for you....
Would have to go eat some of them to even guess at trying to duplicate them...You might try the meal/flour combo that Andy mentioned...But that should be a "slam dunk" at detecting when eating the Outback version.
Anyway...hang in there...Maybe an old disgruntled Outback employee will come along and share the "secret"
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:03 PM   #6
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Uncel Bob you had me laughing so hard I was crying with your statement of the old disgruntled employee.
I'll give the cornmeal/ flour mix a try. Thanks Andy M. and Uncle Bob.
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:34 PM   #7
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I don't know what they are either but a good crisp coating that seems to work for quite a few things is equal parts beer and flour, let it set out on counter for 3 hours. You can use a tad more beer if you want as that coating can get REALLY crunchy!
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:04 PM   #8
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My husband makes great fried mushrooms. He slices them in fairly thick slices, dips in egg, then seasoned flour, and into the hot oil. He's done them both deep-fried and pan-fried, and I actually prefer the latter.

I'm glad you brought that up...I'm ready for some fried mushrooms.
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Old 01-20-2007, 02:31 PM   #9
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The beer batter is exactly what I fry my dill pickles in...with cayenne pepper added before and after...yeah buddy!!!!!! Got to have some soon!
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