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Crispy Garlic Breaded Mushrooms

These vegan crispy garlic breaded mushrooms are the perfect starter, snack or side dish!

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They’re perfectly crunchy on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside. Served with a simple lemon, chive and mayonnaise dip!

It is impossible to find breaded mushrooms at restaurants or the supermarket that are vegan as they always have egg in them.

I used to eat them all the time when I was younger and I knew I had to recreate them and veganise them!

Vegan Crispy Garlic Fried Mushrooms

This was a really easy swap, instead of egg I used a mix of chickpea flour and plant milk. For the coating I used panko breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika and salt and pepper.

Panko breadcrumbs are commonly used in Japanese cooking and they are perfect for frying and creating that perfect crunch for this recipe.

I like to use chestnut mushrooms for these but you can use any you like, button mushrooms are often used but I find chestnut mushrooms have more flavour.

You could try portobello, shiitake or oyster! Plus they’re in season at the moment!

Which means you’ll be getting 1 of your 5 a day in, even if this is more or a treat meal!

Crispy Garlic Fried Mushrooms

This recipe will make between 15-20 breaded mushrooms, depending on the size and variety of the mushrooms you use.

Chestnut mushrooms are usually bigger than button mushrooms so you may want to half the recipe if you’re using button mushrooms.

It should serve 4-5 as a starter or side dish. Or 1 main if you’re anything like me!

I made a simple lemony chive mayonnaise dip to go with these and they are perfect together. It’s just lemon juice, freshly chopped chive and vegan mayonnaise – told you it was simple!

My favourite vegan mayonnaise is the Follow Your Heart Vegenaise which you can pick up in most big supermarkets!

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For more mushroom recipes you may enjoy these:

Creamy Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom and Tofu Tikka Masala

Mushroom and Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Creamy Mushroom and Sausage Gnocchi

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Crispy Garlic Breaded Mushrooms

Yield: 15-20 mushrooms
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Succulent mushrooms fried in a crispy garlic panko breadcrumb served with a lemony chive mayonnaise dip. The perfect vegan starter or side!


  • 15-20 chestnut mushrooms
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1.5 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/2 tsp onion granules
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chickpea/gram flour
  • 1/2 cup plant milk
  • ~2 cups neutral flavoured oil


  • 1/3 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh chive
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the oil in a small saucepan on medium heat - you want it to fill about 1/3 of the saucepan.
  2. Get three bowls and in one place plain flour.
  3. In another place the chickpea flour and plant milk and whisk until smooth.
  4. In the last place the breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, herbs, paprika and salt. Mix well.
  5. Gently brush your mushrooms with a paper towel to remove any dirt.
  6. Place the mushrooms into the flour and coat well. Then dip into the wet mix, then the breadcrumb mix and then place onto a plate. Make sure you coat all layers well and the mushroom is completely covered. You may want to use one hand for the dry and the other for the wet or a fork to transfer so you don't get too messy!
  7. Check the oil is hot my placing a drop of the wet mix in the oil, if it rises straight to the top it is hot enough.
  8. Place 2-3 of the breaded mushrooms into the pan at a time. Gently turn them over after a minute or two until they are golden brown all over. Repeat until all the mushrooms are cooked/the mixture is used up.
  9. Place the fried mushrooms on a tray with kitchen paper to soak up excess oil. You can place them in the oven in a low heat whilst the others cook.
  10. To make the dip mix the mayonnaise, chives and lemon and place in a bowl.
  11. Serve straight away and garnish with some extra chopped chives!


You can use any mushrooms you like for this - button, portobello, shiitake, oyster!

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Shirley Leger

Thursday 28th of December 2023

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Wednesday 3rd of January 2024

Hi Shirley, sorry about that, I have subscribed you now :) Tamsin xo


Friday 28th of October 2022

Normally I don't have much luck with breadcrumbed recipes but this worked a treat and actually much better than egg,! I sprayed them with oil and put them in the air fryer for 15 mins and they came up a treat! Thank you.


Monday 31st of October 2022

Hi Katy, so glad you enjoyed them, and good to know they worked in the air fryer! Tamsin xo

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Sunday 15th of November 2020

Thank you for this lovely recipe, I thought it would take a long time but actually it was quick, albeit a pared back version. I used regular flour, water and a simple spice mix. But it turned out really well. I served with a dill and labneh dip which was finger licking good.


Monday 16th of November 2020

Hi Lalitya, thanks so much for your comment. Sounds so tasty, glad you enjoyed them! Tamsin xo


Tuesday 21st of July 2020

Are you able to oven bake these?


Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

Hi Elizabeth, I haven't tried baking these. It should work but you won't get the same crispiness. I would recommend spraying with some oil before baking if you do try it. Thanks, Tamsin xo

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