Recipe: Mushroom Schnitzel

Sometimes all I’m after is a pub-style meal without having to leave the house, and this mushroom schnitzel is perfect for that. Crunchy and delicious – especially when served with chips and salad! Create a pub vibe without having to queue for the bar – hard to beat that!

Mushroom Schnitzel | I Spy Plum Pie

The recipe is one I found right here

Ingredients List

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1tbs cornstarch
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1tbs hot sauce
  • 375ml bottle of beer or soda water
  • 3-4 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 2tbs sesame seeds
  • 4 large portobello mushrooms
  • Oil


  1. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, salt, garlic power and cayenne in a bowl. Add the hot sauce and beer or soda water and whisk until smooth and a pourable consistency
  2. On a plate combine breadcrumbs and sesame seeds
  3. Cut the mushrooms into 1.5cm wide slices
  4. Dip the mushroom slices in the beer batter then in the breadcrumbs to coat, using separate hands to avoid creating excess clumps in the breadcrumbs
  5. Heat 1.5cm deep oil in a pan until hot but not smoking, then add the crumbed mushrooms in batches, cooking 4-5 minutes on each side until crispy and golden brown
  6. Drain on a wire rack or paper towel then serve

Mushroom Schnitzel | I Spy Plum Pie

Frying food always makes me a little uncomfortable, but these mushroom schnitzels are definitely worth it. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and an excellent mix of salty and a little spice, they’re seriously delicious.

You can mix together the batter ingredients in advance so when it comes to dinner time you just have to dip and fry. I don’t recommend trying to reheat them though – fresh is definitely best in this instance.

Mushroom Schnitzel | I Spy Plum Pie

I served my mushroom schnitzels with a simple coleslaw, homemade fries and a squeeze of lemon to complete the pub experience, but they’re also delicious in a wrap or on top of a fresh green salad. Whatever takes your fancy!

Mushroom Schnitzel | I Spy Plum Pie

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1 Comment on Recipe: Mushroom Schnitzel

  1. Aria
    October 7, 2017 at 5:01 pm (7 years ago)

    This mushroom schnitzel recipe looks so good, thanks for sharing!!


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