Mushroom beignets with a soy, black pepper and parsley batter

mushroom beignets with a soy, black pepper and parsley batter

48 days until Christmas! I love this time of year, as I don’t really have to find any excuse to indulge. But for many, this is also a time were stress levels are high, especially when it comes down to party food. My rule for this has always been, simple, quick and delicious recipes. So I think you are going to enjoy this one. My mushroom beignets with a soy, black pepper and parsley batter.

It’s perfect, especially if you have vegetarian guests. It’s just a crowd pleasing one. I actually got the recipe from my mother in Law who is Japanese. She makes these with ramen. But they are also perfect as little canapes served with a sweet chilli sauce.

Ingredients:

A punnet of mushrooms

200 g of self raising flour

1 large egg

3 tbsp of light soy sauce

1/2 tsp black pepper

As much or as little parsley as you like (finely chopped)

A bit of water

Vegetable oil

A non stick pan

Kitchen towels

Method:

In a bowl, mix your flour, egg, soy, black pepper and parsley and slowly add a little bit of water, until you reach a thick batter. If you’ve ever made Yorkshire pudding that’s the consistency you want to get.

Finely chop your mushrooms, add them to your batter and stir.

Place some kitchen towels in a plate or even better a tray.

In your pan, add about a 1 cm deep of oil, and heat it up. Add spoonfuls of your mushroom mix to the hot oil. Once cooked place them on the kitchen towels to soak-up the excess oil. And repeat this process until you have no batter left.

Serve warm with a sweet chilli sauce.

If you want to make this recipe vegan, you can easily do so by removing the egg.

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