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Air Fryer Shitake Mushrooms

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Shitake Mushrooms in the Air Fryer: A Mouthwatering Recipe


Are you looking for a tasty way to cook your mushrooms? Look no further than the air fryer! In this blog post, I’ll teach you how to make the most delicious and crispy shitake mushrooms in your favorite kitchen appliance. With just a few simple steps, you’ll have a healthy and flavorful side dish or snack that's perfect for any occasion.


What are shitake mushrooms, and why are they so popular?

Shitake mushrooms are an edible species of mushrooms that grow on the logs of deciduous trees. These mushrooms have a smoky, earthy flavor that makes them a great addition to soups, stir-fries, and salads. They are also a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making them an ideal ingredient for a healthy diet.



Can you air fry shitake mushrooms?

Absolutely! Air fryers are perfect for cooking mushrooms because they provide a crispy texture without using a lot of oil. When you cook mushrooms in the air fryer, they come out crispy and flavorful, with none of the sliminess you may experience when cooking them in a pan.



Without further ado, here are the ingredients you’ll need to cook your shitake mushrooms in the air fryer:

  • 1 lb. shitake mushrooms

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp paprika


Follow these instructions to cook your shitake mushrooms to perfection

  1. Wash the mushrooms and pat them dry with paper towels.

  2. Remove the stems and slice the mushrooms into bite-sized pieces.

  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.

  4. Add the mushrooms to the bowl and toss to coat them well with the seasoning.

  5. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F.

  6. Place the mushrooms in the air fryer basket and cook for 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket occasionally to ensure even cooking.

  7. Once the mushrooms are golden brown and crispy, remove them from the air fryer and serve hot.


Pro Tips and Variations

For an extra kick of flavor, try adding some red pepper flakes or dried herbs to your seasoning mixture. You can also use a mix of different mushrooms, like button, portobello, and oyster mushrooms, to add some variety to your dish. If you want to make this recipe vegan, replace the salt with soy sauce and skip the garlic and onion powder.


Shitake mushrooms in the air fryer are a game-changer when it comes to cooking mushrooms. They are easy to make, healthy, and delicious. Whether you’re looking for a tasty side dish or a healthy snack, these mushrooms are sure to satisfy your taste buds. So, give this recipe a try, and let me know in the comments how it turned out for you!


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