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crunchy mushrooms bites

by Heather

Boy am I excited it’s Thursday!

Thursday means just one more day till Friday, my hubby’s Friday and the night I teach cycle. I’m especially excited because I am feeling better.  These past couple days I developed the worst headaches, which then added to the nausea.  I knew Tylenol was okay to take, I just really didn’t want to.  I  ended up breaking down and taking it twice.  While it helped, my headaches would just come back in full force 3 hours later.

Finally last night Jacob really dug into the knots in my neck and shoulders + I got 8 1/2 hours of sleep, waking up with no headache!  I’m planning to stay pretty mellow today to keep it that way.

Since I was feeling so headachy the past couple nights, making dinner was something I was not looking forward to.  Jacob picked up a papa murphy’s pizza (Hawaiian – my current pizza craving!) for us last night, and we tag teamed dinner on Tuesday.

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He made the burgers, while I made the veggie side.  My original plan was zucchini fries, then it turned into rounds, then I had left over batter so I also chopped and breaded some mushrooms.

Best.Idea.Ever.

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The zucchini came out okay, nothing over the top, but tasted good.

But those mushrooms.   Oh, those mushrooms were outta this world!

They were super crispy, crunchy, salty and just plain delicious. When Jacob tells me he really likes them, I know it’s not just my crazy hormonal taste buds taking over.  These babies were spot on.

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Crunchy Mushroom Bites

Ingredients

  • 10-12 crimini mushrooms (depending on the size), sliced
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt and pepper
  • 1 egg white

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.  Coat a large baking sheet with oil spray.
  2. In a shallow bowl (I always use a pan dish) combine the breadcrumbs, herbs, salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, with a fork, beat together the egg white + 1 tbsp water.
  4. Take a sliced mushroom, dip both sides in the egg mixture, then into the breadcrumbs.  Press the breadcrumbs into the mushroom to ensure it sticks.  Place on the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining mushrooms.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping half way through.  The mushrooms should come out golden brown and super crispy. 

Notes

  • Portobello mushrooms  would be really fun here too.  They’d come out looking more like fries too!
  • If you’re looking for a gluten free option, use the same breading as in the best baked jalapeno poppers.
  • You could totally make these with zucchini too, but the mushrooms will steal the show.

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Tell me, are you a mushroom fan??  Have you ever tried anything like this?

Hope Thursday treats you well!

Heather

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Meg October 27, 2011 - 6:28 am

I LOVE mushrooms. Have mercy, those mushroom bits sounds amazing! I am glad you are feeling better. Headaches + nausea = no fun!

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Get Healthy with Heather October 27, 2011 - 6:32 am

They were SOOO good, you’ve gotta try them my mushroom loving friend!

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Nichole October 27, 2011 - 7:39 am

Well you for sure have my husband’s vote. I can’t get over the texture of mushrooms so maybe this is what I need to mix it up. Looks tasty and not too hard at all.

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Get Healthy with Heather October 27, 2011 - 9:16 am

The texture really changes a lot with these. They’re not very mushroomy at all which is great for people who don’t like the shrooms.

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Lindsay @ Lindsay's List October 27, 2011 - 8:07 am

I could eat mushrooms all day long – but cooked, never raw! These look awesome..and so healthy!

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Get Healthy with Heather October 27, 2011 - 9:16 am

Mmmmm I love them cooked, raw and now baked!

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Erica October 27, 2011 - 8:49 am

Hang in there girl! Glad to hear you got some sleep. This recipe makes me wish I liked mushrooms

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Get Healthy with Heather October 27, 2011 - 9:15 am

Maybe it would make you like mushrooms! There’s no squishiness left once they’re baked, just crunchy goodness.

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janetha October 27, 2011 - 8:53 am

YUM! I love mushrooms so much.

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Get Healthy with Heather October 27, 2011 - 9:17 am

You’ve got good taste my friend.

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Amy B @ Second City Randomness October 27, 2011 - 9:41 am

Oh man… I love mushrooms. They’re one of my favorite things and I almost always purposely hunt for a dish that includes them when I’m out to eat.

I’ve done a breaded zucchini like this, but never the ‘shrooms!

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Get Healthy with Heather October 27, 2011 - 10:24 am

You’ve gotta try the shrooms! They are 10x better than the zucchini. For real.

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes October 27, 2011 - 9:58 am

Those looks soo great!! Yum 🙂

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sarah@spinach and spice October 27, 2011 - 11:07 am

I like mushrooms, but my momma LOVES mushrooms! I can’t wait to try these on her!

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Martha October 27, 2011 - 1:18 pm

I love mushrooms! I tried something like this on a trip I took to Taiwan. It was just a street side vendor who sold different kinds of breaded or deep fried mushrooms. It was so good and delicious! Can’t wait to try your recipe though. Thanks!

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Sruthi @ Exercise, Food & Beyond October 27, 2011 - 2:46 pm

The look yummy! I will try them this weekend

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Isabelle October 27, 2011 - 3:46 pm

I love mushrooms both raw and cooked 🙂

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Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner October 27, 2011 - 9:44 pm

The are such cuties! 🙂

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Casey @ Insatiably Healthy October 27, 2011 - 9:58 pm

If these are the types of recipes we’ll be seeing throughout the pregnancy keep em coming! Those mushrooms look unbelievable! Recipe = flagged

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Get Healthy with Heather October 28, 2011 - 7:45 am

I can only hope I keep wanting foods like this 🙂

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