This deep-fried enoki mushrooms recipe makes the best crispy appetizers, perfect for your next gathering. You can't go wrong with these crunchy, light treats, and they'll have both kiddos and adults asking for more.
Pair with a dipping sauce like a store-bought chili sauce, my Thai sweet chili sauce, or an alioli garlic mayonnaise dip for a Western touch.
Fried enoki mushrooms are a crispy appetizer or snack, best eaten with a dipping sauce. The long mushrooms are coated in a light batter of tempura flour or cornstarch, then deep-fried or pan-fried to crispy perfection. They have an addictive crunchy outer layer, and are deliciously tender on the inside.
Crispy vegetables are super addictive, especially when combined with one of my spicy Thai salads, and these deep-fried enoki mushrooms are no different.
This crunchy, crispy mushroom snack is super delicious and only takes minutes to prepare with little mess. They're dipped in a crispy flour batter, giving the shrooms a light and airy layer of yumminess.
If you're wondering - how do I eat these? Well, you can eat them just like you'd eat fries, but they're way better! Dip them in a delicious dipping sauce, I think a spicy sauce works best.
Btw, if you're not a fan of deep-frying, you can simply make oven-roasted enoki mushrooms. Simply season them with salt, pepper, and flavor seasoning. You can use additional seasonings as well, like garlic powder or onion powder.
For the exact measurements, please scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Clean enoki mushrooms
Prepare the batter
Arrange your enoki tempura on a plate and offer a spicy dipping sauce alongside the fried shrooms. Serve quickly to enjoy them crisp.
Tip: I paired them with a spicy som tum Thai salad, so good!
Deep-fried foods are best enjoyed fresh and usually do not store well. If you do plan on storing your leftovers, you can do so in the refrigerator. Let them cool down and place them in an airtight container, with a layer of paper towels at the bottom.
Reheating instructions: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C), baking and flipping halfway until they're hot and crisp.
Enoki mushrooms are a staple in Asian cuisine such as Japanese and Korean, often used in soups, stews, and stir-fries.
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These crispy enoki mushrooms can be deep-fried or oven-roasted for a healthier alternative.
Use a sharp knife to slice off about 1 to 1.5 inches from the bottom where the stems are clustered and 'dirty'. This leaves you with the tender stems and caps. Slice into pieces that are fit for holding while eating.
Combine crispy flour, white pepper, flavor seasoning, and salt in a mixing bowl. Gradually add ice-cold water while stirring. Mix thoroughly.
Dip the enoki mushrooms into the batter and deep-fry them until crisp. The best temperature for deep-frying enoki mushrooms is 350°F to 375°F (175°C to 190°C). Drain any excess oil and serve with a dipping sauce.