It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means… It’s taco time! This week I’m celebrating – yes, celebrating – with these Fried Oyster Mushroom Tacos. Think of them sort of like fish tacos, but, you know, sans fish.
I recently received a DIY oyster mushroom kit from Danish owned Svampefarm. This post isn’t sponsored; I just felt the need to let you all know it’s possible to grow your own mushrooms in your own goddamned kitchen. I for sure wasn’t aware you could do that. And there’s something so pleasant about watching stuff grow out of, like, just a bag of dirt.
The Oyster Mushroom Tacos
150 g Oyster Mushrooms
150 g All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Dried Dill
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Onion Powder
1/8 tsp Sea Salt
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
3 dL Water
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 pot of Vegetable Oil
Heat up a pot of oil over medium heat.
Prepare oyster mushrooms by getting rid of any dirt and break them into bite sized pieces.
Combine flour, paprika, baking powder, dried dill, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Give it a quick whisk. Now add water and lemon juice, and stir until batter is smooth and more or less lump free.
Dunk the oyster mushrooms into the batter, make sure they’re all coated evenly, grab them one by one and place them carefully into the oil. Make sure not to overcrowd the pot. Fry until golden brown, place on a paper towel lined baking sheet/plate and season with salt to taste.
Assemble the tacos by heating up the corn tortillas on a cast iron skillet, shredding some red cabbage and cutting up some limes and avocado. Place cabbage and avocado first, then a big piece of fried oyster mushroom followed by a dollop of sour cream, a few sprigs of cilantro, a drizzle of hot sauce and a squeeze of lime. And there you have it, Fried Oyster Mushroom Tacos. You’re welcome.
If you try these out, which, you know, you should, then please please please share a photo of your taco (heh) on Instagram by using the hashtag #milkingalmonds. I love seeing your recreations.