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Mushroom Munchies

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Mushroom Munchies
Whether you've followed the teams all season long or simply tuning in for the half-time show, none of this really matters unless there's food. So, go ahead and give this recipe try. After all, it's fresh, easy and taste worthy of a championship title.

Mushroom Munchies

  • Yield: 18-21 pieces
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cooking Time: 10 min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup Pecorino Romano, grated
  • ¼ cup Fontina, grated
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cremini mushrooms, diced
  • 1 cup chanterelle mushrooms, diced
  • 3 ounces water
  • vegetable oil

Preparation

  1. Place dry ingredients and herbs in a mixing bowl and stir.
  2. Create a small well in the center and add mushrooms and cheese.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk egg and water, and pour into well, stirring to fully incorporate batter.
  4. Fill a large pot with 2 inches of oil and set over medium-high heat. Once oil has reached 350 degrees Fahrenheit, lower scoops of mushroom batter without overcrowding the surface.
  5. Allow mushroom munchies to cook approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  6. Using a large slotted spoon or tongs, carefully remove and transfer mushroom munchies to crumpled paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  7. Taste and sprinkle with sea salt, if necessary.
  8. The only thing left to do is grab something cold to drink and enjoy.

Mushroom Munchies

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Easy Solutions: If feeding a crowd, simply double or triple the ingredients. But if you're looking to stretch the budget for this recipe, omit the chanterelle mushrooms and double the cremini.

For uniformity, use a 1 ½ tablespoon scoop.

Lastly, ask your grocer for a few small paper bags. Place a handful of mushroom munchies in each bag and pass them out to your guests.

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