SAMFA Beer Battered Mushrooms

Beer-Battered Mushrooms – The perfect snack or side for Heritage Day

These crispy mushrooms bites will definitely disappear faster than you can imagine.

SAMFA Beer Battered Mushrooms

Light, crispy and completely delicious. That is the best way to describe these Beer Battered Mushrooms. This is the perfect snack or side dish to prepare for Heritage Day this year.

This recipe is surprisingly easy. You basically mix the flour with some beer and spices. Then, dip the mushrooms in the beer batter, fry them in the oil, and you’re done! It literally takes a few minutes and you end up with these deliciously light and crispy mushroom bites. Just perfect.

When frying the Beer Battered Mushrooms, make sure you don’t put in too many in the pan at a time. Otherwise, you will end up with the mushrooms sticking together.

Serve these tasty Beer Battered Mushrooms with Aioli, Dijon mustard and fresh lemon wedges. This recipe serves four but the crispy mushrooms will definitely disappear faster than you can imagine. So, make sure to prepare enough! Happy Heritage Day!

Beer Battered Mushrooms

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Recipe by South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association Course: SidesCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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Prepare these light, crispy mushroom bites as a snack or side dish for Heritage Day!


  • 500 g mixed mushrooms, sliced and whole (portobello, portabellini & white button)

  • 200 g tempura flour

  • 300 ml very cold light beer (fruity light Weiss)

  • 1 litre neutral cooking oil, for frying

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • Aioli

  • Dijon mustard

  • fresh lemon wedges


  • In a large pot heat cooking oil to 180˚C.
  • In a mixing bowl combine the tempura flour and cold beer, add a pinch of salt and whisk until smooth.
  • Dip each mushroom and allow the excess batter to drip off before being placed gently into the hot oil. Fry for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown on all sides. Remove the mushrooms from the oil and allow to drain on paper towel. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve hot with lemon wedges, aioli and mustard on the side.

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