Portobello “Fries”

14 Sep

Let me preface this post by saying go easy on the salt. Or at least measure it. Hoooboy…

So I had these two portobella mushroom caps sitting in my fridge, slowly ambling toward the world of rotten produce. Though it’s only the first week of classes, vet school is proving to be unwelcoming to risottos and the like–food items that require over half an hour to prepare. I looked around for a nice, quick recipe to use up my mushrooms, and happened upon a blog post for portobello fries. Simple enough–just bread sliced mushrooms and bake.

A few internet malfunctions and browser crashes later (GRR LENOVO WHAT IS THIS?!), I’d lost the blog and decided just to wing it.

My advice to you: find that recipe. Or figure out how much salt you generally like in your breading batter and add 4/3 times as much garlic salt. Or less. I don’t know. I didn’t know that garlic salt was more  salt than garlic. I thought it was the other way around. I got very, very, very salty portobello fries. Good gosh I’m still gulping down water.


Here’s a rough rundown of what I did. Few measurements because I, being a combination of very hungry, very tired, and very frustrated with my computer, just dumped stuff in a bowl.

Portobello “Fries”

2 portobello mushroom caps, in thin slices
a small bowl of flour
3 eggs, beaten
some combination of bread crumbs, parmesean cheese, and garlic salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Set up your breading station with a bowl of flour, a bowl of egg, and a bowl of breading mix. Cover the mushroom slices with flour, egg, and breading, in that order, then place on a greased lined cookie sheet.

Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Consume with copious amounts of water and the great feeling that you’re eating baked fries, not fried fries. Woo, health!

Length of procrastination: 25 minutes

2 Responses to “Portobello “Fries””

  1. Ben September 15, 2010 at 12:27 am #

    you has granite counter tops! unfair!

  2. ronald weasley October 5, 2010 at 12:39 am #

    i demand an update! and some of those fries. bloody brilliant!

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