BAKED MATZO MEAL GARLIC MUSHROOMS


On a whim at the super market I grabbed the bargain mushrooms on sale for 25p. The yellow reduced sticker lured me in and then of course there they were staring at me in the fridge and I didn’t really have anything that I wanted to pair with them and time had run out. They had to be used up. 

So I pondered for a moment and then came up with this recipe. I had some Matzo meal left over from the Passover and since it works on fish as a coating, well I thought it would also work on mushrooms.  This for me is a real childhood nostalgia classic dish, and I just felt like them this evening after all I haven’t actually eaten them in years. 

For those that don’t know what matzo meal is: It is when an unleavened flatbread is blitzed up to form a breadcrumb-like consistency. If you don’t have any in your cupbaord coarse breadcrumbs would be an suitable substitute. 

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You can substitute mushrooms for other varieties but just sometimes, the honest basic button mushroom just does the job and the results were just incredibly tasty.

SERVES 2-4

INGREDIENTS

For the mushrooms

  • 250- 300g Closed white Mushrooms
  • 100g Plain flour
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1 tsp, Garlic puree
  • 125g Matzo meal
  • salt pepper
  • 40g Grated parmesan
  • 2 tsp Dried herbs, such as sage, parsley or basil
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 4 tbsp Sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 0ptional: 5-6 sage leaves

For the Siracha Mayo

  • 3 tbsp Low fat or regular mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp garlic puree
  • 1 tbsp sriracha (or more if you like it spicier)

METHOD

  • Preheat your oven to 180-200 oc.
  • Now prepare your breading station, in three bowls, or plastic containers.
  • In this order – from left to right. Place the flour in the first plastic container.
  • In the next container cracks the eggs, add the garlic and whisk.
  • In the third container, add the matzo meal, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, dried herbs and paprika. Then mix well.
  • To the right of the matzo meal mix place your baking tray.
  • Now in stages add about 4 mushrooms to the flour, then transfer to the egg. With your hands or a spoon, move around the mushrooms so they are fully covered in eggs.
  • Now transfer to the matzo meal, and with your hands make sure the mushrooms are fully covered. Shake off and place in the baking tray.
  • Repeat this process until all the mushrooms are covered.
  • Add the oil into the tray and bake in the oven for between 20-30 minutes until brown and crispy. Turn half way through for an even cook.
  • Whilst in the oven make your dipping sauce. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
  • When your mushrooms nearly cooked, if you would like, throw in the sage leaves to crispen. Then after 3-4 minutes remove and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy.
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Preparing the matzo meal mix
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Preparing the egg mixture
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The three stations lined up.
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STEP 1: Mushrooms in the flour
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STEP TWO: mushrooms in the egg
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STEP THREE: moving the mushrooms to the matzo meal
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THE MUSHROOMS FINISHED TO BAKE
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HALF WAY THROUGH COOKING
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GOLDEN BROWN AND READY TO SERVE
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PLATED UP
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CLOSE UP

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