Dixie Cafe Fried Mushroom Recipe

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If you are from Michigan, the phrase family dining might remind you of Dixie café. Their spicy fried mushrooms have stolen millions of hearts and if you are reading this, I can assume you might be one of them.  Deep Fried Mushrooms with Horseradish Sauce is a perfect appetizer for lunch or dinner before a big dinner. No wonder this is the best-selling item on the Dixie café menu.  The twist is that you can copycat this yummy recipe at home with simple ingredients. 

So, without further ado, let’s recreate the dish following this Dixie cafe fried mushroom recipe. 

Dixie Cafe Fried Mushroom Recipe

Know About the Ingredients for Fried Mushroom

For the Fried Mushroom

Mushroom: For this Dixie cafe fried mushroom recipe, you will need 40-50 medium-sized mushrooms. This will weigh more or less 1 lb. Select quality mushrooms since this is the star ingredient. 

Progresso or Italian Bread Crumbs: Bread crumbs are crucial ingredients for spicy fried mushrooms. You need 1 cup of bread crumbs of your choice. 

All-purpose flour: Flour is another important ingredient for the batter. Use 1 cup of all-purpose flour. 

Egg: Egg will help to smooth out the batter. 1 egg will suffice. 

Parmesan cheese: Fried food without cheese is like fries without ketchup. So, have ¼ cup of parmesan cheese around for this Dixie cafe fried mushroom recipe. 

Garlic powder or chopped garlic: Garlic flavor gives the recipe an earthy, woody vibe. If you like crunch use 1 tsp of chopped garlic. If you like the fried mushrooms to be smooth, use 1 tsp of powdered garlic.

Onion powder: You will need 1 tsp of onion powder. 

Lemon pepper: Lemon pepper has a tangy, zesty flavor to it. ½ tsp of lemon pepper will give the fried stuffed mushrooms recipe a unique, fresh taste.

Sweet basil: Green dots over a brown, fried food gives the recipe a sultry look. ½ tsp of sweet basil will do the work. 

Ground mustard: Measure 1 tsp of ground mustard. 

Salt and pepper: for taste.

For the Horseradish Sauce

Horseradish: the star ingredient. You can prepare horseradish at home easily with the help of vinegar. For this sauce recipe, you will need 2 tbsp of horseradish, hot or extra hot. 

Mayonnaise: To balance out the spiciness, add 4 tbsp of mayonnaise. 

Lemon pepper: Additional ½ tsp of lemon pepper. 

Onion powder: For the zesty kick, 1 tsp of onion powder will suffice. 

Garlic powder: For the herby flavor, add 1 tsp of garlic powder as well. 

Dill weed: ½ tsp of dill weed will do the work. 

Salt and pepper: According to the taste bud. 

How to Make Dixie Cafe Fried Mushrooms Step by Step 

For the fried mushroom

Step 1: Preheat the deep-fryer to 375 degrees F.

Step 2: rinse the mushrooms nicely and trim the tips off. 

Step 3: Take off the stem and chop them in half. 

Step 4: Pat them dry and set them aside in a cool place. 

Step 5: In a large mixing bowl, add all-purpose flour, garlic powder or chopped garlic, onion powder, ground mustard, and lemon pepper. Add the egg at last. You may add melted butter. 

Step 6: Whisk the ingredients until a smooth texture comes out. 

Step 7: Put the bread crumb in a flat dish separately. 

Step 8: Place the mushrooms in the batter and cover the whole outer part. 

Step 9: Take the battered mushrooms and cover them with bread crumbs properly. 

Step 10: Now start adding them into the deep-fryer carefully. 

Step 11: Fry them for 5-7 minutes until the batter is cooked thoroughly.

Step 12: Take them out and garnish them with salt and pepper. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top.

For the horseradish sauce

Step 1: In a container add homemade horseradish, mayonnaise, lemon pepper, onion and garlic powder, and dill weed. You can add fresh lemon juice as well. 

Step 2: Mix them thoroughly. 

Step 3: Add salt and pepper and the sauce is ready to serve.

Dixie Cafe Fried Mushroom Recipe

Dixie Cafe Fried Mushroom Recipe

Dixie cafe fried mushroom recipe is a perfect appetizer for hanging out and getting together. Crispy, spicy, and flavorful.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 455kcal

Ingredients

For the fried mushrooms

  • 50 Mushroom medium-sized
  • 1 cup Progresso or Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder or chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp Sweet basil
  • 1 tbsp Ground mustard
  • Salt and pepper for taste

For the Horseradish Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Horseradish
  • 4 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tbsp Lemon pepper
  • 1 tbsp Onion powder-
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

For the fried mushrooms_

  • Preheat the deep-fryer to 375 degrees F
  • Prepare the mushroom
  • Mix flour, garlic, onion powder, ground mustard, lemon pepper, egg, and whisk
  • Toss the mushrooms in the batter and next bread crumb
  • Fry them into the deep fryer for 5-7 minutes
  • Garnish them with salt and pepper

For the horseradish sauce

  • In a container mix all the ingredients
  • Add salt and pepper and the sauce is ready to serve

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Dixie Cafe Fried Mushroom Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
455
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
17
g
26
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Trans Fat
 
0
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
51
mg
17
%
Sodium
 
677
mg
29
%
Potassium
 
923
mg
26
%
Carbohydrates
 
61
g
20
%
Fiber
 
9
g
38
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
18
g
36
%
Calcium
 
242
mg
24
%
Vitamin C
 
4
mg
5
%
Vitamin A
 
184
IU
4
%
Iron
 
24
mg
133
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Sum up: 

It is hard to find anyone who doesn’t like Dixie café or outback fried mushrooms. This crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside fried mushroom have been a fan favorite for a reason. Now, you can prepare them easily and enjoy them as an appetizer or snack. Just add horseradish sauce besides to complete the recipe. 

Happy frying!

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