Fried Mushrooms Marinara Recipe
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Fried Mushrooms Marinara Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 large 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour spaghetti sauce into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with the mushrooms. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 4-6 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Fried Mushrooms Marinara in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p61

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Corwin44 User ID: 7541400 220401
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2015

"These were great and easy to make. I will be making these again."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 205700
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"Absolutely awesome! I only made 1/2 recipe for the 4 of us. The leftovers heated up marvelously in the microwave, keeping their crispness and taste."

conishkee User ID: 5344245 132170
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"I saw this recipe for the first time on yesterday while @ work and went to the market and home and made it. IT WAS FABULOUS!! The only thing different I did was to add some onion and garlic powders in the flour mix and it was good to go. Thank you so muchto the creator for this dish. They were so meaty...YUM!!"

chrisuzi4 User ID: 1451250 98451
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2009

"omg these r soo good thx u"

Juliya Rusev User ID: 3756456 55500
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2009

"this sounds sooooo good, i cant wait to give em a try!! I love mushrooms,,, so yea"

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