Stuffed Fried Mushrooms

Stuffed fried mushrooms - Golden, crispy fried mushrooms, stuffed to the brim with cheese, bacon and chives.

Everyone has heard “If its not broke, don’t fix it” right? Most of the time that rule applies, but what’s the harm in adding a little something extra? This is exactly how I feel about these mushrooms. For one, mushrooms are great. For two, frying them is just like human nature. But, stuffing them, AND frying them, is almost too much for me to handle.

Stuffed fried mushrooms - Golden, crispy fried mushrooms, stuffed to the brim with cheese, bacon and chives.

Stuffed mushrooms are a great side dish and pair well with so many dishes. Also, mushrooms are available all year round. The only thing I don’t like about them is that after a while, the cheese begins to clump together and harden. I am not a fan of crusty cheese. That sentence alone makes me quiver. That’s when I realized the cheese wouldn’t get crusty if it was inside of a coating. A crunchy outside and gooey inside go together so well. They are so ridiculously fast and easy to make, which in my household, is a must.

First, clean and remove the stems from the mushrooms. Then,make the stuffing. Setting yourself up with a little work station will keep everything organized and easily reachable.

Stuffed fried mushrooms - Golden, crispy fried mushrooms, stuffed to the brim with cheese, bacon and chives.

Stuff all of the mushrooms first. After they are stuffed, roll them in flour, dip into the egg, and coat with the breadcrumbs. I like to do 3 at a time, just using a lid on the containers, so I can shake them, without making a mess.

Stuffed fried mushrooms - Golden, crispy fried mushrooms, stuffed to the brim with cheese, bacon and chives.

After your oil is heated, drop them in 4 at a time, and drain on a paper towel, once they are nice and golden.

Stuffed fried mushrooms - Golden, crispy fried mushrooms, stuffed to the brim with cheese, bacon and chives.

These are so good by themselves, but I’m still trying to decide if these would also be good with some sort of dipping sauce. Any thoughts?

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Stuffed Fried Mushrooms
Golden, crispy fried mushrooms, stuffed to the brim with cheese, bacon and chives.
Course appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
stuffing
coating
Course appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
stuffing
coating
Instructions
  1. Clean and remove the stems from the mushrooms.
  2. Mix together the cream cheese, jalapenos, bacon bits, shredded cheese and green onions.
  3. Take a small spoonful of the mixture and stuff the inside of all the mushrooms carefully.
  4. Roll in the flour, dip into the egg, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture. Place in the refrigerator while waiting for the oil to heat.
  5. Once the oil is hot enough, drop in mushrooms 4 at a time. Stir them occasionally and remove once they are golden.

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