Italian Style Baked Portabello Fries Recipe

If your a mushroom lover then these are going to be your perfect anytime snack or side dish! I was sure these were going to be fabulous just by the smell baking. Oh sure you can fry them but they turned out great drizzled with olive oil and baked so I didn't want to add the extra calories. We did just eat these without having a dinner with them but they sure would be awesome with that grilled steak of burger! These are a delicious crunchy garlic flavored mushroom!

1 package (8 oz or more) Portabello mushrooms cleaned and sliced in long lengths like fries

1/2 cup egg whites or 1 beaten egg and add water to make 1/2 cup

1/4 cup flour add to a pie plate
season the flour with:
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic 
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon dried parsley
salt and pepper to taste
pinch of cayenne

In a large  zip-top bag add:
2 cups Italian flavored panko bread crumbs and 1/4 cup grating cheese

You will need:

olive oil
parchment paper

Clean and wash mushrooms taking the furry side off gently scraping with a sharp knife, cutting the middle off. Slice lengthwise like french fries with a sharp knife.  Place mushrooms that are damp from being washed into the seasoned flour mixture. 
In the bowl with egg mixture dip the mushrooms in the egg and then shake into the bag of seasoned panko bread crumb and grating cheese mixture. Keep adding the mushrooms in the ziplock bag shaking till well coated. Put them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Drizzle them all with olive oil lightly over the tops of the mushroom fries and bake at 375 degree hot oven until browned and crispy around 35 minutes. Serve plain or with marinara sauce, blue cheese dressing or alfredo sauce.

+claudia lamascolo  Author

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