February – Air Fryer Mushrooms

Using the air fryer to cook mushrooms has been a revelation. Why, you might ask? Easy, hands off, lower in fat, and delicious…I will answer. I used a mixture of brown crimini with a package of organic ‘Chef’s Sampler’ mushrooms. But you can use the commonly available white mushrooms as well. The ‘Chef’s Sampler’ is a mix of Alba Clamshell, Forest Nameko, Velvet Pioppini and Maitake Frondosa.

Mixed Mushrooms

Mixed Mushrooms

The small clustered mushrooms turn crispy as if they were deep fried. The volume will reduce significantly so use more than you think you will need.

Ingredients: (2 servings)

  • 4 – 6 cups of mixed mushrooms, wiped with a damp cloth if dirty. Cut the larger ones in half.
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt

Method:

  1. Toss the mushrooms with the tablespoon of olive oil and the kosher salt
  2. Cook in the air fryer at 370 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes, shaking at the half way point

That’s all.

Air Fryer Mixed Mushrooms

Air Fryer Mixed Mushrooms

Sautéing them in a pan will use much more oil or butter, and requires your attention. Try this method if you have an air fryer, I think you will find it delicious.

9 thoughts on “February – Air Fryer Mushrooms

  1. Great tip Liz. We don’t have an air fryer, but your giving a good reason to have one. I think our fall wild mushrooms would be wonderful prepared this way…

    • Hi Ron, I find that I can cook a lot of things in the air fryer with much less oil. I made chicken cutlets the other night, they were delicious and crispy with only a spritz of olive oil. The mushrooms were wonderful with a deep flavor.

    • It’s so good to hear from you. I’ll be posting quite a few so stay tuned. I’m still experimenting.

  2. Mushrooms are the best! I use a frying pan, but not much butter. The results are probably similar. I like to cook them until they shrink quite a bit, just as you did.

    be safe… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

    • Yes, they shrink quite a bit. I love how the smaller ones got very crisp but the larger ones became very meaty.

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