Over the last few months, I've really gravitated to preparing more alkaline-rich food. I'm trying to avoid as much acid forming foods as possible to maintain a healthy ph within my body. Although I don't miss chicken at all, I was interested in knowing what would happen if you batter and fry a mushroom. On Instagram, I saw the founder of www.ahealthycrush.com create a "flame broiled oyster mushroom." At that point, I was determined to try my version of fried chicken.
Instead of using wheat flour, egg and whole milk, I've used spelt flour, grape seed oil, and almond milk. Check it out.
1 package of oyster mushrooms
1 cup of spelt flour
1/2 cup of corn meal
2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 cup of grape seed oil (batter) and 1/2 cup for frying
1/2 cup of almond milk
3 tbs coconut aminos
1/2 tsp cumin
1/3 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1/4 tsp basil
1. Rinse oyster mushrooms in water and break them up into your desired shape. After you rinse them, dry them off with a paper towel.
2. Place the mushrooms into a bowl and add 1 tbs of coconut aminos and salt to your preference.
3. Add the spelt, corn meal, grape seed oil, baking powder, almond milk, coconut aminos, cumin, cayenne, sea salt, and basil into a mixing bowl and whisk. Add more flour if you want it thicker or more milk or water if you want it thinner.
4. Add your grape seed oil to a frying pan. Heat the oil up on medium to high heat. Make sure it's hot as if you are heating it up to fry chicken.
5. Dip your oyster mushrooms into your batter and one at a time, place the mushroom into the oil. Remember to only turn them twice. Let one side brown and then using a fork, and then turn them onto the other side.
6. Place the cooked mushrooms onto a plate covered by a paper towel to drain unnecessary oil. Season one more time with a light dusting of sea salt.
Try it and let me know what you think.