People often ask me what my favourite mushroom recipe is. And almost always I look at them a little bit sheepishly and tell them that more often than not I eat them straight out of the pan. And I'm not alone! No matter how you cook your mushrooms or what dish you're putting them in - it's always a good idea to throw in a few extra "for the pan".
Fresh Oyster Mushrooms: We definitely need them fresh for this recipe. Blue, Elm, and most other oyster varieties cook almost the same. You can also use these instructions for Lions Mane.
Butter: We prefer butter because we love the flavor of it with mushrooms. But if you want a vegan recipe, you can definitely use olive oil instead
Garlic: As in many recipes, garlic makes an amazing addition to the final flavor of the dish. We just crush them right before adding them into the hot pan.
Green onions: These are totally optional. You can use any herb you like. Parsley or thyme could be nice alternatives.
Spices: We want to keep it simple, so use only salt and pepper when frying them. And we sometimes sprinkle crushed chili pepper just when serving. You can use any spice you like with mushrooms.
How to Make
First prepare oyster mushrooms: The first thing you should know about this step is that you shouldn't wash or rinse our mushrooms. Our mushrooms are grown on a sawdust substrate, and is completely fine to consume, but we recommend brushing it off with your fingers or knife if any remains. If you wash the mushrooms under water, they soak up water and change how you would want to cook them. After cleaning them, cut them into bite size pieces or strips.
Fry the prepared oyster mushrooms in batches: To do this, melt butter (or heat oil) in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Place the mushroom pieces in the hot skillet in a single layer. Cook them until golden and flip them over.
Add in the additional flavors: Add in salt, pepper, crushed garlic cloves, chopped green onions or any other herbs you fancy. Salt is the key here really bringing out the umami mushroom flavour. Cook that side until golden too. Shake the skillet often and reduce the heat when it is needed until golden. Transfer them in a bowl and repeat the same steps for the remaining mushrooms.
4. Serve immediately: They are great as a snack on their own or added to stir fry, eggs, and really anything else you desire!
Taken and Modified from https://www.giverecipe.com/fried-oyster-mushroom/