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Fried Mushrooms Marinara

Deep-fried breaded mushrooms served on a bed of spaghetti sauce are a sure winner for any party. Get ready to hand out the recipe! —Barbara McCalley, Allison Park, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a large shallow dish, combine the flour, salt and pepper. In another shallow dish, beat eggs and water. Place bread crumbs in a third shallow dish. Add mushrooms to the flour mixture; turn to coat. Dip them 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, 6 to 8 at a time, for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 mushroom: 111 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 310mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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