Can you believe that we are already in April? April is a month filled with so many occasions to celebrate. Let us kick off with SA Craft beer and mushroom pairings. I have quite a few recipes for you to try out especially when celebrating National Beer day on 7 April 2022.
SAMFA Beer Battered Mushrooms
500g mixed mushrooms, sliced and whole (portobello, portabellini & white button)
200g tempura flour300ml very cold light beer (fruity light Weiss)1L neutral cooking oil, for fryingSalt and pepper, to taste
Aioli Dijon mustard Fresh lemon wedges
In a large pot heat cooking oil to 180 ̊C.In a mixing bowl combine the tempura flour and cold beer, add a pinch of salt and whisk until smooth.Dip each mushroom and allow the excess batter to drip off before being placed gently into the hot oil. Fry for 3-4 min or until golden brown on all sides. Remove the mushrooms from the oil and allow to drain on paper towel. Season with salt and pepper.Serve hot with lemon wedges, aioli and mustard on the side.
For and on behalf of The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association