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Manitaria Tiganita: Fried Mushrooms

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Greek Fried Mushrooms

Fried Oyster Mushrooms

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In Greek: μανιτάρια τηγανητά, pronounced mah-nee-TAH-reeyah tee-ghah-nee-TAH

A simple and quick side dish or appetizer, a popular mushroom for this dish in Greece is the oyster mushroom. Keep it Greek and serve with a squeeze of lemon.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of oyster or porcini mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • olive oil for frying

Preparation:

Wipe mushrooms with a dry paper towel to remove any accumulated dirt.

In a skillet, heat 1/4-inch of oil to below the smoke point (medium to medium high heat, depending on the stove).

In a deep plate, combine flour and salt. Coat each mushroom, and fry until golden.

Drain on absorbent paper towels and serve with lemon wedges on the side.

Serving suggestion: Fried mushrooms go exceptionally well with leafy greens, and vegetables stews.

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