Aug 1, 2010

oyster mushroom po' boys

Family Favorite

Tonight we had Oyster Mushroom Po' Boys. In lieu of battered and fried, though, we make pan sear them with panko bread crumbs. The panko gets crispy and crunchy, the mushrooms get nicely seared and we save a bunch of deep-frying oil.

These sandwiches can be topped with either lettuce and tomato or cole slaw. We do the slaw with tartar sauce.

Mikel requested this - my oyster mushroom man - and the rest of us are thrilled when he does. When I first made these, I did batter and fry them, but over the years this has become tedious, not to mention unhealthy. It is so much better to deconstruct the mushroom and batter. The slaw adds a nice creaminess with the hot sauce, for those using it.

Cost Breakdown:
mushrooms : $10
panko: $1
bread: $2
cabbage, carrot, onion: $2
tartar sauce: $1
Total to feed a family of 6:


  1. Another dish I would love. I've never met a mushroom I didn't like though. Many thanks for sharing how you did it.

  2. Thank you, ladies. It is actually so much better than the picture!

  3. Yum. I always top my potabello burgers with slaw.

  4. As you should. They are much happier that way.

  5. Mushrooms and po' boys a match made in heaven.


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