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Fried Mushrooms Marinara

 Fried Mushrooms Marinara
Offer this eye-appealing appetizer at your next party and get ready to hand out the recipe. Barbara McCalley of Allison Park, Pennsylvania deep-fries breaded mushrooms before adding them to a bed of spaghetti sauce.
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 pound medium fresh mushrooms, stems removed
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) marinara sauce or meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and
  • pepper. In a shallow dish, beat eggs and water. Place bread crumbs
  • in another shallow dish. Add mushrooms to the flour mixture; seal
  • bag and shake to coat. Dip in egg mixture, then coat with bread
  • crumbs. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  • In a deep saucepan, electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to
  • 375°. Fry mushrooms, six to eight at a time, for 1-2 minutes or
  • until golden brown, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels.
  • Pour spaghetti sauce into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • Top with the mushrooms. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake, uncovered, at

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Fried Mushrooms Marinara (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 350° for 4-6 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: about 2
  • dozen.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.