Looking for a delicious and low-carb side dish idea? It's quite possible that these keto fried mushrooms are just what you need. They are insanely easy to make and require less than 15 minutes of your time.
This fried mushrooms recipe is keto-friendly, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free. Also, one serving of these sauteed mushrooms contains only around 50 calories, which is perfect for a side dish.
You'll want to make these sauteed mushrooms over and over again. They are loaded with garlic and oregano flavor, and thanks to soy sauce, they have the ideal deep brown caramelized shade. And if you like mushrooms as much as I do, then you must try my favorite Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms recipe.
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Are Mushrooms Keto-Friendly?
It's a common fact that 1 cup of white mushrooms has 2.3 grams of total carbs (1.6 g of net carbs), which means that you can definitely enjoy this food on keto. However, the amount of carbs varies in different mushroom types.
Being low-carb is not the only advantage that comes with mushrooms. They also are packed with fiber, which is essential for any diet type.
What Kind of Mushrooms to Use?
Well, actually, you can use any type of mushroom that you prefer. But, just to be sure, check how many carbs they contain before cooking them.
For this recipe, I love to use cremini mushrooms (2.3 grams of total carbs per 1 cup). It's okay to use the regular white mushrooms instead, but I prefer to cook cremini mushrooms since they offer more flavor (and the same amount of carbs).
If you want, you can use portobello mushrooms or oyster mushrooms for this recipe. Or you can even use a mix of mushrooms, for example, the True Goodness Organic Medley Stir Fry, or even dried wild mushrooms, such as Roland Foods Mixed Wild Mushrooms.
How to Make Sauteed Mushrooms
When it comes to making keto fried garlic mushrooms, I prefer to go with the sauteing cooking method. This way, the mushroom preserve their juiciness and get filled with amazing garlic flavor.
But before you get cooking, there is one more thing that you should know—this recipe is highly adjustable, and you can use almost any kind of ingredients. Here are a few additional ingredients that you can add to your sauteed mushrooms:
- Lemon juice
- Garlic powder
- Chopped parsley
- Onion powder
- Worcestershire sauce
- White wine
- Parmesan cheese
- Balsamic vinegar
I've tried many variations of this recipe, but I like to keep things simple, which is why my favorite sauteed mushrooms variation is with garlic, oregano, avocado oil, soy sauce, and some salt and ground black pepper. And be careful when adding the salt since it's very easy to add too much.
So, here's what you should do to make these keto fried garlic mushrooms:
- Prepare the mushrooms. Rinse them under cold water and pat them dry with some paper towel.
- Cut the mushrooms. If they are small, you can leave them as is or just cut them into halves.
- Make the sauce. In a separate bowl, mix together the soy sauce, avocado oil, minced garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Combine everything with the mushrooms.
- Fry the mushrooms. Place a skillet over medium heat and add the mushrooms. Cook for about 10 minutes (covered with a lid).
- Serve. Sprinkle the mushrooms with some freshly chopped parsley or green onions (optional) and serve immediately.
If you get any keto fried mushroom leftovers, you can store them in your refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Simply place them in a food container or simply cover them with plastic food wrap.
Sometimes I like to make double or triple the serving and freeze the mushrooms. This way, you'll have a ready side dish stacked in your freezer, waiting for the right time. Then whenever you want to eat the sauteed mushrooms, just let them thaw in your fridge overnight or let your microwave do the job.
There is an abundance of ways you can serve these low-carb sauteed mushrooms. Since it is a side dish, it's pretty versatile and can be added to almost any main dish. Here are some serving ideas:
- Keto Pork Chops
- Keto Cauliflower Rice
- Keto Cheeseburger Casserole
- Keto Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin
- Keto Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Oh, and here's another excellent idea for you: you can make amazing low-carb pasta with these sauteed mushrooms. Just cook them, and place them on top of the keto egg noodles. Or you can even make flourless pizza crust and top it off with some of these fried mushrooms.
Keto Fried Mushrooms
- 8 oz mushrooms cremini or button
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cut the mushrooms in half.
- In a small bowl, mix together the avocado oil, soy sauce, dried oregano, ground black pepper, and some salt.
- Rub the mixture in the mushrooms.
- Place a skillet over medium heat and add the mushrooms. Cook for about 8-10 minutes, covered with a lid and occasionally stirring.
- Add the chopped garlic into the skillet and cook everything for one more minute.
- Remove the mushrooms from the skillet and serve as desired. Garnish with some chopped parsley or green onions.