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Crispy Maitake Mushroom Recipe: A Delicious and Healthy Snack

Looking for a tasty and nutritious snack? Try our Crispy Maitake Mushroom Recipe! Known as “Hen of the Woods,” maitake mushrooms are not only delicious but also packed with health benefits. This recipe will guide you to make perfectly crispy maitake mushrooms that are sure to become a favorite.

Crispy Maitake Mushroom

Recipe by Mood MagazineCourse: Appetizer, SnackCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Crispy Maitake Mushrooms: “Hen of the Woods” mushrooms battered and fried to golden perfection. A delicious, healthy snack or appetizer.


  • 200g fresh maitake mushrooms

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 cup sparkling water (cold)

  • Vegetable oil (for frying)

  • Fresh lemon wedges (for serving)

  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  • Clean maitake mushrooms with a damp cloth and tear them into bite-sized pieces.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Gradually whisk in cold sparkling water until the batter is smooth and slightly thick.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet to 350°F (175°C), filling it about 1-2 inches deep.
  • Dip mushroom pieces into the batter, ensuring they are fully coated, and carefully place them in the hot oil.
  • Fry mushrooms in batches for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the mushrooms and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  • Arrange the crispy mushrooms on a serving platter, garnish with chopped parsley, and serve with lemon wedges.
  • Tips and Variations
  • Serving Suggestions: Enjoy crispy maitake mushrooms as an appetizer, snack, or side dish. Pair them with dipping sauces like aioli, spicy mayo, or soy sauce.
  • Storage: Best enjoyed fresh, but store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Reheat in an oven or air fryer to maintain crispiness.
  • Variations: Add cayenne pepper for a spicy kick or dried herbs for extra flavor.

Health Benefits of Maitake Mushrooms

Maitake mushrooms, also known as “Hen of the Woods,” offer a variety of health benefits. They are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can support overall health and wellness. Here are some key benefits:

  • Boosts Immune System: Maitake mushrooms contain beta-glucans, which enhance the immune system’s ability to fight off infections and diseases.
  • Supports Cardiovascular Health: These mushrooms can help lower cholesterol levels and improve blood pressure, promoting heart health.
  • Rich in Antioxidants: Maitake mushrooms are packed with antioxidants that combat oxidative stress and inflammation, protecting your body from damage caused by free radicals.
  • Aids in Weight Management: Low in calories and high in fiber, maitake mushrooms can help you feel full longer, aiding in weight management and digestion.
  • Regulates Blood Sugar Levels: Maitake mushrooms have been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and regulate blood sugar levels, which is beneficial for those with diabetes.

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