These super simple breaded mushrooms are made with just four ingredients - and are cooked entirely in a Tefal Actifry for that perfectly crispy coating!
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Breaded mushrooms are one of those things that I always order if I spot them on the menu in a restaurant - especially if they're served with plenty of garlic mayo for dipping. Juicy roasted mushrooms in a crunchy, crispy coating - who could resist?!
I made this simple homemade version in my Tefal Actifry. Over the next few months, I'll be showing you how to use an Actifry to cook delicious and healthy dishes that bring different levels of ‘wow factor’. This is a 'level one' recipe. It's still absolutely delicious, but it's nice and simple - a hearty and healthy well-known dish.
These breaded mushrooms are so simple to prepare - they're made with just four ingredients!
Rather than being dipped in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs (as is the usual method), they're simply tossed in some oil, then the breadcrumbs. The oil helps the breadcrumbs to become golden brown and crispy, and is just enough to give the mushrooms a light coating.
The fourth ingredient is a spoonful of curry powder, which I mixed into the breadcrumbs. If you're not a curry fan, feel free to use whatever spice you prefer - it just gives the coating that little extra something.
As I mentioned, these breaded mushrooms were cooked in a Tefal Actifry. I've told you about my Actifry before, but just in case you're not familiar, it's essentially an air fryer - it cooks food perfectly using a blast of hot air.
The Actifry is known for making amazing chips (fries) with just one small spoonful of oil, but it can do so much more than that!
Previously, I've shown you how it can be used to make stews (like this tasty Madagascan bean stew) with very little effort. It's also a great way to cook food in a healthy way, since you only need a dash of oil - my Tex-Mex cauliflower rice is a great low calorie meal!
And best of all, it's a super hands-off way of cooking - just add everything to the Actifry pan, choose your cooking mode, and away it goes!
Perfectly even crispy coating
The Actifry has a large paddle that slowly turns as the food cooks. This gently tosses the food, and makes sure everything cooks really evenly (unlike when you bake things in the oven). So the crispy breadcrumbs on these breaded mushrooms are perfectly even.
Just pop them in the pan of the Actifry, set them to cook for 20 minutes, and you'll have beautifully crispy breaded mushrooms before you know it.
Actifry recipes app
This is actually a recipe I found on the Actifry app. There are all sorts of recipes on the app - side dishes, stir fries, salads, stews, even some desserts! Definitely somewhere to browse if you're looking to be more creative with your Actifry.
Here's a quick video to tell you more about what you can find on the app:
How can I serve these crispy breaded mushrooms?
Breaded mushrooms are usually served on their own as an appetiser - I love them dipped in garlic mayo.
You could also serve them as a simple mushroom side dish alongside something else - maybe scattered over a salad bowl for a bit of tasty crunch, or tossed through some simple buttery pasta.
I'm also keen to try changing up the recipe with different spices. They'd be so good with some garlic powder and dried parsley mixed right into the breadcrumbs!
How do you like to get creative with your Actifry?
Actifry breaded mushrooms
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- 100 g (~ ½ cup) fine breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- Black pepper
- 350 g (~ 3 ⅓ cups) button mushrooms
- 100 ml (~ ⅓ cup) olive oil
- In a mixing bowl, combine the breadcrumbs with the curry powder and plenty of salt and pepper.
- Toss the mushrooms in some oil, allow any excess oil to drip off, then add to the bowl with the breadcrumb mixture. Mix well to coat the mushrooms in the breadcrumbs. I found it easiest to do around 4 mushrooms at a time.
- Place the breaded mushrooms in the pan of the Actifry, and place in the main body of the machine. Select Mode 5, and leave to cook for the designated 20 minutes. Note that in this mode, the Actifry paddle won't spin for the first 10 minutes of cooking.
- Serve immediately.
Nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on your exact ingredients. Please calculate your own nutritional values if you require accuracy for health reasons.
MIna Joshi says
The breaded mushrooms look delicious. I could enjoy them with just a dip!! You are tempting me to get an actifry.
Mayuri Patel says
If a restaurant menu has bread mushrooms then that's what I order too. I love them with a slightly chilli sauce. Like the idea of making them in an air fryer. Your air fried ones look as though they've been fried in the normal way.
Jacqueline Meldrum says
You had me at mushrooms! Those look so good. I must try them in my air fryer. Sharing!
I love breaded mushrooms but always associate them with greasy pub food. These look lush. Must get my hands on an air fryer!
Kavita Favelle says
Love that you're using less breadcrumbs but creating something just as delicious, these look so good!