>> 6 cups cut up chicken of the woods (cut into about 1"x2" pieces)
>> 2 cups all purpose flour
>> 4 eggs
>> 2 to 3 cups bread crumbs
>> 3 tbsp garlic powder
>> 3 tbsp basil
>> 3 tbsp oregano
>> 2 tbsp black pepper
>> 1 tbsp red cayenne pepper (optional)
>> 2 tsp salt
>> Place all spices into a bowl and mix well. You can add other spices that you like or adjust the quantities of the suggested spices in this recipe.
>> Set out three medium sized bowls. In one bowl place the flour. In the second bowl place the eggs and with a fork beat them for a few seconds.In the third bowl place the bread crumbs.
Take your spice mixture and approximately divide it in half. Pour half in the flour and the other half into the bread crumbs. Mix ingredients in both bowls well.
Take a handful of the cut up mushrooms and place them in the flour mixture. Then, place a few into the egg mixture. After they are all covered, place them into the bread crumb mixture.
Have a plate set aside to place battered chicken of the wood mushrooms on.
Continue this process until they are all battered.
Heat up a deep fryer to 350 degrees F. Once heated, place a third of the battered mushrooms carefully into the oil. If your deep fryer is large, then do half. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Have a plate with paper towel on it set aside in order to place cooked mushrooms.
Once done, enjoy as a side dish or as an appetizer.
Serving Tips: These taste really good but have your favourite dip or hot sauce ready!
Battering Tips: Instead of using bowls for the flour and bread crumbs, use a plastic container with a lid and shake them!
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