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Crispy Mushroom Fries

Crispy Mushroom Fries

Serves: 2

Category: Main Dishes - Vegan
Tags: Aggressive Weight Loss

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Enjoy your veggie burger with a side of Portobello fries. Just dip Portobello slices in a tasty coating and bake until crispy and delicious.

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1/2 cup raw almonds, toasted
1 tablespoon corn meal
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
2 teaspoons chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 large portobello mushrooms, gills removed and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1/2 cup chickpea flour
1 cup no-salt-added or low sodium vegetable broth


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Place almonds in a food processor and pulse until chopped to the consistency of coarse bread crumbs. Remove from food processor and in a shallow bowl, combine with corn meal, nutritional yeast, chia seeds, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper.

Dredge portobello slices in chickpea flour, dip them in the vegetable broth and then into the almond mixture.

Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, turn and bake an additional 5-10 minutes, until golden.

Note: If desired, serve with no-salt-added or low sodium marinara sauce for dipping.

Calories 287; Protein 15 g; Carbohydrates 27 g; Sugars 6 g; Total Fat 14.6 g; Saturated Fat 1.2 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 28 mg; Fiber 8.7 g; Beta-Carotene 10 ug; Vitamin C 0 mg; Calcium 104 mg; Iron 2.8 mg; Folate 137 ug; Magnesium 122 mg; Potassium 699 mg; Zinc 2.8 mg; Selenium 20.7 ug

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07/12/2013 07:43 AM

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Many of Dr Fuhrman's recipes call for nutritional yeast. What is it and where can one get it?

Thank you,
Bronna Krinsky

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03/10/2017 09:46 PM

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07/12/2013 10:14 AM

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Nutritional yeast is made from a single-celled organism, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, which is grown on molasses and then harvested, washed, and dried with heat to kill or “deactivate” it. Because it’s inactive, it doesn’t froth or grow like baking yeast does so it has no leavening ability. The brand that most vegans use is Red Star Vegetarian Support Formula because it is a good source of vitamin B12 and contains no whey, an animal product that is used in some other brands. I personally order mine from and get the Now Foods Nutritional Yeast in powder form because I like it in powder form for recipes.

I have made this receipt twice this week-end and all I can say is yum! I loved the chickpea flour as base, it worked really well. I didn't have vegetable broth, so I just made a quick tomato based liquid with salt free tomato paste. Other then that change I basically followed the exact directions and they were wonderful.
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07/13/2013 04:54 PM

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This recipe is fantastic. Having listened to Dr. Fuhrman's Webinair this week on the amazing health promoting properties of mushrooms, I was eager to gather more mushroom recipes for my repertoire. I didn't have portobellos on hand, but used large-ish buttons and baby bellos instead. Worked well and probably would work well with other mushrooms. I will try shitakes next. My husband "cheated" and used ketchup which he enjoyed on these mushrooms. So next time I will make a batch of salt free tomato sauce of some kind for dipping. In sum, this recipe is very delicious and the fact that the taste accurately mimics frying, all the more so (why oh why do we love frying??)Zuchini


07/13/2013 05:12 PM

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What a fabulous recipe! I could eat the whole thing all by myself!

MaryBeth Smith

07/13/2013 08:56 PM

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This recipe is great! Just the right amount of crunchy addictiveness, and a super way to get more magical mushrooms!
The next time I make this, I think I will double the amounts of onion powder and garlic powder, and I will add some cayenne for a bit of a kick.
Dipping each slice of mushroom into the three bowls took me 10-15 minutes, which was a bit surprising. However, the final result is totally worth it.

Island Nana

07/14/2013 06:57 PM

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I made these today and they will be on our menu again! Amazing. Those on a SAD diet would want salt on these but We loved them just as they are dipped in a little narinara.


07/20/2013 09:56 PM

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Super-delicious recipe - my 13 year old was begging me to make it again the next night. We used miso broth instead of vegetable broth and we also coated some eggplants as a comparison. We liked the mushrooms much better than the eggplants. Will frequently make this recipe.


03/23/2014 08:49 PM

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This is one of my favorite recipes!! (I use the same type of process with eggplant to make the best eggplant parmesan--using a good marinara recipe and nutritional yeast.) I also make a horseradish sauce to go on top of the mushrooms.


03/27/2014 02:13 PM

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So time consuming to scrape the gills and do the coating, but so worth it. Good recipe for Zucchini sticks too. I don't use cornmeal, I use the left over chickpea meal when sifting my home-made chickpea flour.


04/09/2014 09:07 PM

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These were quite good. Very tasty and VERY filling! My husband came home tried them and said, "Holy cow, these are amazing!!" I didn't have portabellos so I used crimini. I'll try it with the portos the next time I go to the store because I can see that having a bigger mushroom would make for a lot less work and a more substantial bite. Delicious!


06/23/2014 01:58 PM

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Sorry if this is a dumb line of questioning. I assume if I make my own chick pea flour, I will use raw chick peas. Or, do I used cooked, dried chick peas? I thought it was not wise to consume raw beans. What does everyone else use? Thanks.

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12/27/2017 01:47 PM

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Here's a link to make your own garbanzo bean (chickpeas) flour (the chickpeas are dried): 


06/24/2014 06:04 AM

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What can be used as a substitute for the almonds? Allergic......
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06/24/2014 11:46 AM

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I too wonder how to make the chickpea flour and have the same question as KimmyP


06/24/2014 08:58 PM

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Chickpea flour can be purchased at health food stores.


06/28/2014 12:00 AM

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This recipe worked great replacing the portobello with zucchini and using toasted pecans in place of the almonds.
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07/03/2014 09:44 AM

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My boyfriend prepared these earlier this week and they were gone within a 24 hour period! Since we used our large portabello mushrooms for mushroom "burgers," he used small mushrooms instead and they were delicious! He said the recipe was a multi-step process, but it was worth it. (for me, anyway...I reaped all of the benefits and did none of the work hahaha) I am going to try to make these myself, so we will see what the process entails!


07/11/2014 10:43 PM

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I loved these! They have the feeling of fried decadence, well, enough for me. I had to double the recipe for the breadcrumbs but my mushrooms were enormous. I will be making this again! Great with marinara or fuhrman ketchup.
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10/25/2014 06:14 PM

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Made this today, my husband a non vegan gave it thumbs up -a keeper!!!
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06/30/2015 09:19 AM

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I purchase nutritional yeast at Fruitful Yield


06/30/2015 09:58 AM

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Regarding nutritional yeast, most brands are "fortified" with folic acid. Dr Fuhrman warns against folic acid which is really a synthetic form of folate (vitamin B9). You want just nutritional yeast listed as the ingredient. It is not easy to find as most major manufacturers fortify their product.
This comment was last edited on 06/30/2015 10:01 AM


06/30/2015 10:38 AM

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Dr. Fuhrman sells nutritional yeast (without folic acid)here on his website.


07/01/2015 09:20 AM

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I get my nutritional yeast online and chickpea flour from the Indian foods store.


09/28/2015 06:45 PM

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These were very tasty! I was impressed how crispy they got without any oil. My husband really liked them too. We liked eating them plain; we didn't feel any kind of dipping sauce was needed, although that would be a great way to serve them too.


02/01/2017 09:07 AM

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I can't eat almonds, so I tried making these with pecans and they weren't great.  The texture was nice, but the taste just wasn't fantastic. 


05/09/2017 02:17 PM

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won't the chickpea flour wash off when the mushrooms are dipped into the veggie broth?


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05/09/2017 02:21 PM

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A little does wash off, but it provides a little surface friction for the liquid which helps the almond meal stick.


05/09/2017 02:19 PM

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We love this recipe.  Problem is takes so long to make and poof they're gone.  Read a similar if not exactly same, recipe using eghplant slices.  Going to try that too with mild asian eggplant.


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05/09/2017 07:15 PM

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i do not like chickpea.  what other bean flour can i use?

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05/11/2017 03:28 PM

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Any bean flour can be used.


05/10/2017 07:16 AM

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Well, I discovered a tiny Indian dry goods store selling chickpea flour so I just had to try this. It's amazing how well the chickpea flour sticks to the mushrooms. I used eryngii mushrooms, which tell you the truth I thought were native to Japan where I live. Turns out they're not! But they are pretty cheap and readily availiable unlike portobello, which would be astronomically expensive.  I guess I had more mushrooms than the recipe calls for because I ran out of the nut mix. I ended up extending it with bread crumbs...not exactly nutritarian worked too. ;-) We ate them with some marinara sauce. Lovely.  Now to find some other recipes for the chickpea flour!


05/18/2017 10:19 AM

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This is a delicious, slightly crunchy, filling recipe.  Very nice texture for a mushroom recipe!  I dipped them in white bean hummus (available in Dr. Fuhrman's recipes)..

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06/02/2017 02:50 PM

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These came together so quickly and were tasty as all get out. I thought the were filling. If I didn't make them myself I would have guessed that I was eating chicken tenders! Though they are great without sauce, I would not recommend serving them without the marinara or some other loose sauce or dip.

Monica S

01/22/2018 01:14 PM

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These were great in the air fryer.