If you’re looking for a healthier twist on classic fries, these unbreaded lion’s mane mushroom “fries” are the perfect snack or side dish! Unlike traditional fries that are deep-fried and coated in batter, these mushroom “fries” are oven-baked and seasoned with delicious spices to create a crispy and flavorful alternative.
Lion’s mane mushrooms, also known as pom pom mushrooms, are unique in appearance and taste. These mushrooms have a meaty texture and a slightly sweet, nutty flavor that pairs well with a variety of seasonings. Plus, they’re packed with nutrients and health benefits, making them a great addition to any diet.
To make these unbreaded lion’s mane mushroom “fries,” all you need are a few simple ingredients and a baking sheet. The mushroom strips are seasoned with a blend of garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper, and then brushed with olive oil before being baked in the oven until golden brown and crispy. The result is a crunchy, flavorful, and healthy snack that’s sure to satisfy your cravings.
- 1 large lion’s mane mushroom
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Remove the stem from the lion’s mane mushroom and cut the mushroom into strips, about 1/4 inch thick.
In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper.
Place the mushroom strips in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Brush the seasoned olive oil mixture over the mushroom strips, coating them evenly.
Bake the mushroom strips in the oven for 12-15 minutes, until they are golden brown and crispy.
Remove the mushroom strips from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.
Serve the unbreaded lion’s mane mushroom “fries” hot, with your favorite dipping sauce.
Enjoy your tasty and healthier version of lion’s mane mushroom “fries”!