Oven Fried Shrimp of the Woods or Aborted Entolomas
Baked mushrooms seasoned with Old Bay or your favorite seasoning you can eat by the bucketful.
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Keyword: Aborted Entoloma, Shrimp of the woods
1lbshrimp of the woodswashed and cleaned as needed
Generous teaspoon Old Bay seasoningplus more for dusting after cooking
2Tablespoonsmelted bacon greaselard, or another cooking oil
3Tablespoonsall purpose flour or equivalent
Lemon wedgesfor serving
Preheat the oven to 475F.
Cut the mushrooms into morsel sized pieces a bit larger than youd want for a single bite to account for the loss of volume during cooking, typically for me this means very large mushrooms are quartered, medium sized ones are halved, and small ones are left whole (refer to my pictures here).
Toss the cut mushrooms with the melted fat, old bay, and then the flour.
Arrange the mushrooms on a cookie sheet lined with parchment, spread out so that none of them touch to ensure a good crust. Bake for 25-30 minutes, rotating halfway through cooking.
Serve sprinkled with extra Old Bay, or whatever seasoning, crunchy salt, and lemon wedges.
Lemon wedges truly make the dish here, so don’t leave them out.
Other mushrooms can be used here, especially those that hold large amounts of water like chicken of the woods.