Easy Baked Breaded Garlic Mushrooms

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Whether you want to eat this baked breaded garlic mushrooms recipe as a main meal, an hors d’oeuvres for a party or a snack when watching the game, this dish will be completely satisfying. The mushrooms are coated in breadcrumbs and Parmesan before being baked in the oven until perfectly crispy. Erren calls for button mushrooms in her mushroom recipe because they are the perfect mushroom shape with both the cap and stem. Using button mushrooms is perfect because they are one of the most common fresh mushrooms in North American. Interesting to note, most mushroom varieties at the store are the same variety. The primary difference is that each one is at a different stage of maturity. White button mushrooms, which this breaded mushroom recipe uses, are the youngest, which is why they are whiter and softer than other kinds of mushrooms. Cremini is a more mature version of white button mushrooms because they are larger and darker in color. Portabello is the largest with a much darker color and wider cap. Ultimately, you could use either of these mushrooms in this baked mushroom recipe, but the small button mushrooms produce the cutest bites.

Surprisingly, even though mushrooms are a fungus, they are very healthy foods. Mushrooms nutrition includes very high amounts of potassium, thiamine, selenium, riboflavin, iron and vitamin C, among others. One thing to note when purchasing mushrooms is how they are produced. Mushrooms are very porous, which means they will absorb whatever toxins they have been exposed to. For this reason, always purchase organic mushrooms, although current regulations of organic farming don't necessary mean that the mushrooms won’t have been exposed to toxic substances. It just means that the risk will be much lower.

The chances are that if you are preparing this baked mushroom recipe for a party, you will be purchasing the mushrooms well in advance. Mushrooms are a finicky food to keep fresh because they will rot easily. The best method of storing mushrooms is to place them in a paper bag in the refrigerator, which will mimic their growing conditions, which are dark and cold. Also, be sure to arrange the mushrooms in a single layer so that they aren’t in direct contact with each other, which may cause the mushrooms to rot faster. When it comes to cleaning the mushrooms for this garlic mushrooms recipe, simply wipe the mushrooms with a damp paper towel to remove the dirt. You don’t want to rinse or soak the mushrooms directly in water since they act like a sponge. Lightly brushing the mushrooms will be enough to clean them for use in your breaded mushrooms recipe.

If you want easy party appetizer recipes for next time you are entertaining a crowd, this mushroom recipe will be an excellent choice because it makes twenty mushrooms. These tasty snacks incorporate grated garlic, salty Parmesan and smoky paprika for a flavourful bite. Thank you, Erren, the author of Erren’s Kitchen recipe blog, for sharing her baked breaded garlic mushrooms recipe with us.

Nutrition Facts of Baked Breaded Garlic Mushrooms From Erren's Kitchen
Ingredients: Breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, paprika, salt, pepper, eggs, garlic cloves, white button mushrooms, flour.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. * The entire recipe has been calculated for 2 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 597, Calories from Fat 103, Total Fat 11.4g 18%, Saturated Fat 4.1g 21%, Cholesterol 174mg 58%, Sodium 601mg 25%, Potassium 835mg 24%, Carbohydrates 95.5g 32%, Dietary Fiber 6.3g 25%, Sugars 7.0g, Protein 29.8g, Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 11%, Calcium 27%, Iron 66%

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