Why not try this special recipe for fried oyster mushrooms? Oyster mushrooms are called “oysters” because of their oyster-shaped caps and seafood-like taste.
Oyster mushrooms are one of the most common and widely-consumed mushrooms in the world. They have a mild flavor often compared to seafood.
Like other mushrooms, they have the quality of a sponge that absorb the flavors of other ingredients they are cooked with.
One of the simplest and most recommended ways to cook oyster mushrooms is just to fry them. Cooking them this way will retain their tender and chewy texture, giving you all of their incredible flavor.
Fried Oyster Mushrooms: Medicinal Benefits
Like other mushrooms, oysters are low in calories and are cholesterol-free. They are also rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Interestingly, they possess some beneficial medicinal qualities. Imagine how much healthier you can be by incorporating these mushrooms into your diet.
They can help to prevent cardiovascular diseases, like coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, hypertension, and stroke.
Oyster mushrooms can do this because they contain statins. These compounds help the liver to reduce bad cholesterol in our bodies.
Oysters also have polysaccharides called beta-glucans. These are useful in fighting or treating cancer because of its anti-tumor effect.
Additionally, the mushroom also boosts our immune system by stimulating one of our body’s natural defenses- cytotoxic T cells.
Frying Mushrooms in Butter
Butter may also be used in frying. It adds an irresistible flavor and color to our dishes.
What’s the trick? Just use it on low to medium heat to avoid burning it and ruining your meal.
You might think butter isn’t healthy because it contains high amounts of saturated fat. But, don’t be fooled.
Butter actually has positive qualities too. It contains vitamins and minerals that are actually essential to human health.
For example, butter has Activator X. This is a vitamin that increases the ability for our body to absorb nutrients from the food we eat.
But, of course, the key to enjoying these positive effects is to consume butter in a moderate amount.
So, frying oyster mushrooms in butter will, no doubt, help our body to absorb all the necessary nutrients that these mushrooms can offer.
Discover another Oyster mushroom recipe here: Mixed Green Salad in Oyster Mushroom Dressing [Recipe]
Fried Oyster Mushrooms in Butter [Recipe]
4 cups (approx. 500 g) oyster mushrooms
3 tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic (unpeeled)
3 green onions (chopped)
salt and pepper (to taste)
- Clean the mushroom and slice then set aside.
- Prepare the green onions.
- Heat a skillet or frying pan over medium heat.
- Add butter. When it has melted, saute (fry) the unpeeled garlic until it turns golden brown.
- Add the mushroom slices to the skillet (frying pan) and cook until both sides of the slices turn golden brown.
- Add the onions then season with salt and pepper.
- Spoon onto a plate, drizzle some of the butter over and serve hot.