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Fried King Oyster Mushrooms

This recipe is wonderful with the Ethiopian spiced butter, but that's not really necessary. Any butter will do. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Hank Shaw


  • 4 to 6 king oyster mushrooms, as straight as you can find them
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Ethiopian spiced butter, or regular butter
  • Salt to taste


  • Slice the mushrooms into rings about 1/4 inch thick. Heat a large frying pan over high heat for 2 minutes, then lay the mushroom rings down in the pan -- dry. Shake the pan a bit to keep the mushrooms moving (they will squeak). Turn the heat down to medium-high and keep shaking the pan often until the mushrooms begin to release their water.
  • After the water has been sizzling out of the mushrooms for a minute or two, you will hear the sizzle sound change. When you hear this, add the butter and swirl the pan to coat. Toss a little salt in, too -- maybe a teaspoon or so.
  • Toss the mushrooms to evenly coat them with the butter and cook on medium heat until the edges of both sides brown. Remove and serve immediately.