Portabella Fries

Okay, we admit it. These Portabella fries don’t contain any potatoes: they’re pure mushrooms! But you might be surprised by how well large Portabella caps can mimic the shape of baked or fried potato wedges. Cut your starch intake with these Panko-coated mushroom fries. The rich natural umami flavor the mushrooms gives each bite a salty hit without needing to reach for the salt shaker! Enjoy the creamy Parm and fresh thyme in each crunch without the extra calories or guilt.

Whether you're a football fan, a commercial fan, or just a fan of getting together with friends and family... most of the country will be hanging out with good food, good drinks and good conversation, so why not include some delicious mushrooms and tasty beer into the mix. It's sure to be a crowd pleaser!

I don't know about you, but in our house, the Super Bowl environment greatly varies, depending on the teams that are involved. My husband is a HUGE football fan. Actually, I'm not sure that even sums it up. He's a football FANATIC. That being said, he's got some teams that he is obsessed with and it can make watching the game pretty intense. For example, he'll be yelling and screaming at the refs and coaches (as if they can hear him) and he'll be nervously pacing inside or outside the house. One thing you can always count on though...he'll be munching on the prepared snacks and food.

This year, I thought that we were in the clear, since the two teams in the Super Bowl aren't near and dear to his heart, until I found out that he practiced with one of the Atlanta Falcon players in his college football days, Andy Levitre. Apparently, he went to a local high school in the area and is a starting offensive guard. I guess, it may be a more intense day that I thought.

Oh well. At least there will be good food, like the Monterey Mushroom Portabella Caps fries!

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Portabella Fries

Description

Mushroom… fries? Now that’s original! Large Portabellas can actually mimic the shape of baked or fried potato wedges very well. All they need is a little breading— thank goodness for Panko!— and you’ve got yourself a crispy “fry,” without the starch or full-feeling of potatoes. These light, savory treats can easily fool your mind into thinking you’re noshing away on salty fries, without the calories or guilt. Serve these munchable snacks for a movie night or with a tasty burger!


Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Monterey Mushrooms® Portabella Caps
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare three plates: One with flour, salt and pepper; a second with egg, seasoned with salt and pepper; a third with breadcrumbs, cheese, thyme, salt and pepper. Slice mushrooms into even pieces. Coat slices in flour mixture, then dip each side in egg mixture and last in breadcrumbs.

To bake:Place mshroom slices on a wire rack and bake in a preheated 425°F oven until golden brown, about 8 to 12 minutes.

To fry: Fry in enough oil to cover the mushroom slices, about 3 to 4 minutes at 350°F.

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Portabella Fries


Description

Mushroom… fries? Now that’s original! Large Portabellas can actually mimic the shape of baked or fried potato wedges very well. All they need is a little breading— thank goodness for Panko!— and you’ve got yourself a crispy “fry,” without the starch or full-feeling of potatoes. These light, savory treats can easily fool your mind into thinking you’re noshing away on salty fries, without the calories or guilt. Serve these munchable snacks for a movie night or with a tasty burger!


Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Monterey Mushrooms® Portabella Caps
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare three plates: One with flour, salt and pepper; a second with egg, seasoned with salt and pepper; a third with breadcrumbs, cheese, thyme, salt and pepper. Slice mushrooms into even pieces. Coat slices in flour mixture, then dip each side in egg mixture and last in breadcrumbs.

To bake:Place mshroom slices on a wire rack and bake in a preheated 425°F oven until golden brown, about 8 to 12 minutes.

To fry: Fry in enough oil to cover the mushroom slices, about 3 to 4 minutes at 350°F.

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