Puffball Mushroom Mozzarella Sticks Recipe

Ingredients

1 pound of puffball mushrooms, sliced into sticks
Enough vegetable or peanut oil to submerge sticks in fryer or pot
1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1 cup panko
1 cup flour
4-6 eggs, depending on size
1 quarter cup olive oil
Marinara sauce for dipping (either homemade or store-bought)

How to make it

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  1. Heat oil in either a deep fryer or heavy-bottomed pot to about 350 degrees.
  2. In a shallow bowl, mix together Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs and panko. Put flour in a second shallow bowl. Beat eggs in a third shallow bowl.
  3. Slice puffball mushrooms into strips, roughly a 1/2-inch wide and 3 or 4 inches long. They should be about the size of single-serving string cheese.
  4. Lightly coat mushroom strips in olive oil. Working one at a time, dredge each strip in flour, then egg, then breadcrumb mixture, and drop them into hot oil.
  5. Fry in batches without overcrowding the pan or fryer until sticks are golden brown, about 5 minutes. Serve with Marinara sauce.

Ingredients

1 pound of puffball mushrooms, sliced into sticks
Enough vegetable or peanut oil to submerge sticks in fryer or pot
1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1 cup panko
1 cup flour
4-6 eggs, depending on size
1 quarter cup olive oil
Marinara sauce for dipping (either homemade or store-bought)

Special equipment

Deep fryer or heavy-bottomed pot