Crispy Old Bay Mushrooms with Sriracha Mayo ~ Savory Simple ~

Ok, let’s cut to the chase here. When I say “crispy” you all know that’s just a fancy word for fried. These are fried mushrooms. I like fried things, don’t you? So why am I not calling them fried?

Maybe it’s because crispy sounds healthier and if I’m eating healthy food I won’t gain weight. Maybe crispy sounds more elegant and I’m trying to go after the gourmet food lovers. I’m not really sure; I just like the way it sounds. I had the same internal debate when I shared my Crispy Goat Cheese Salad with Strawberries and Avocados. When I shared a link to that recipe on my Facebook page someone immediately asked “How do you make crispy cheese?” I responded “you fry it.” I should know better than to go down this road again.

Crispy Old Bay Mushrooms with Sriracha Mayo ~ Savory Simple ~

Yet I just can’t help myself. These crispy Old Bay mushrooms with Sriracha mayo are addicting. And I highly recommend you make them immediately. The Old Bay seasoning adds a salty punch that reminds me of crab season. The mushrooms gush with juicy flavor and the Sriracha mayo adds just the right amount of heat. You’ll gobble them up before you can even think about the fact that they’re fried.


Crispy Old Bay Mushrooms with Sriracha Mayo
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Serves: 2-3 servings
Sriracha Mayo
  • ½ cup mayonaise
  • 3 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce
Crispy Old Bay Mushrooms
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons Old Bay, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup seasoned Italian breadcrumbs (or plain breadcrumbs)
  • Neutral high heat oil for frying (vegetable, peanut, safflower, etc)
To prepare the Sriracha Mayo
  1. Combine ingredients until smooth. Set aside.
To prepare Crispy Old Bay Mushrooms
  1. Wipe off each mushroom with a paper towel. Don't wash them.
  2. Set up a breading station. In one bowl, combine flour with 1 tablespoon Old Bay. In a second bowl, add just the egg. In the third bowl, combine the bread crumbs with 1 tablespoon Old Bay. Line up the 3 bowls in this order.
  3. Fill a large pot or dutch oven with oil so that it's at least 3 inches deep. Make sure the oil stops at least 3 inches before the top of the pan to ensure it doesn't bubble over. Use a thermometer and heat the oil to 350 degrees F.
  4. While the oil is heating up, bread the mushrooms. Start by dipping them in the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs.
  5. Once the oil reaches 350 degrees F and the mushrooms are all breaded, carefully lower them into the oil and fry until golden brown. Try to maintain the temperature of the oil during the process.
  6. Allow to drain briefly on a paper towel. Serve immediately with the Sriracha mayo.


More Sriracha Recipes

Savory Simple – Sriracha Hummus
Savory Simple – Sriracha Maple Pumpkin Seeds
The Lemon Bowl – Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Ketchup
Bake Your Day – Veggie Sriracha Fried Rice
Inspired Taste – Honey Sriracha Beef Skewers

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I love mushrooms! I eat them almost every day lately! For the past 6 mos or so, I have been on a huge kick. I don’t fry them, but I’d like to! Gorgeous, Jen :)

  • Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat

    You had me at Sriracha! I’m definitely trying those pumpkin seeds in the fall too!

  • Jess

    What a combo – love both these flavors, but never would have thought to put them together, Jen! Who doesn’t love fried things, although I do agree that “crispy” sounds somehow more tame…

  • MadSCAR

    I love it! Thanks for recipe :)

  • Kiran @

    Love the dark moody styling. So so beautiful, Jen :)

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Whether it’s “crispy” or “fried” I am ALL IN!

  • Roger Stowell

    I love the look of these and I’m sure that they’re delicious. I was ready to roll until I read about filling up a saucepan with oil. It’s not about fattening or unhealthy – I just have a bad feeling about pots of boiling oil. Too mediaeval for me:)

    • Jennifer Farley

      You could always try baking them.

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    Whatever you call these, I want to order seconds before I begin. I don’t eat heaps of fried food but some things are just better fried. Everything in moderation, right?

  • Grubarazzi

    These look amazing! I am with you on calling them “crispy”. It will make me feel better tonight when I make them for my husband, and inconspicuously eat a handful right out of the fryer.

  • Dan from Platter Talk

    Can’t wait to give these a try – one look at them and I knew in my heart that they are going to taste incredible. Love this idea!

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog

    I don’t care what you call them, but they look amazing. I’m from Baltimore, so Old Bay is favorite of mine. I love that mayo, too!

  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes

    Of course crispy sounds way better. This is so simple, not counting the frying, and such great flavors! I happen to have a tin of old bay seasoning, lord knows from when, because it´s not sold here. Great recipe Jen!

  • Joanne

    haha gotta love the semantics of the word “crispy”! And you also gotta love a fried treat on occasion. That sriracha mayo sounds amazing for pairing these with!

  • Erin | The Law Student’s Wife

    “Crispy” all the way! And sriracha mayo? SOLD.

  • Heidi @foodiecrush

    Old Bay and mushrooms and crispy. Time to break out the Fry Daddy.

  • Heidi @foodiecrush

    Old Bay and mushrooms and crispy. Time to break out the Fry Daddy.

  • Heidi @foodiecrush

    Old Bay and mushrooms and crispy. Time to break out the Fry Daddy.

  • Cassie | Bake Your Day

    You know I love Sriracha! These are all around amazing!

  • Joanna

    Hmmm i wonder if I could fry these on the grill? In cast iron? I love fried mushrooms but hate the mess in my kitchen:)

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    Oh yeah, I am all over this dish! Gorgeous, Jen!!!

  • Marie @ Little Kitchie

    I LOVE fried mushrooms – if they are on an app menu, I’m ordering them. I’ll bet these have awesome flavor from the Old Bay and the sriracha!

  • ashley – baker by nature

    You are like the queen of sriracha awesomeness!!! I Love everything about this recipe, Jen!!!

  • Bree {Skinny Mommy}

    Oh those sound amazing!

  • Kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts

    I am with Roger, I’m cool with a recipe until I read “inches of oil”. I’d happily eat this, don’t get me wrong, but I am skeered of making it in my kitchen. Baking it, though, there’s an idea.

    I grew up on Old Bay, so I know I’d love that part of the recipe, but recently I’ve become enamored with sriracha. I enjoy the complex flavor that underlies the heat. Yum! I’m intrigued by this recipe, Jen, and will comment back if I can figure out how to bake it (or if I can convince my friend with a Fry Daddy to make it for me!)


  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    You’re tuggin’ on my hearstrings with the Old Bay, Jennifer! I’m a Maryland girl at heart and these look outrageously good. They’d never make it to the party I’d make them for! :)

  • fabiola@notjustbaked

    Beautiful dish and photo! You know me, I likey spicy!!

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme

    Crispy, fried, whatever you want to call them. I call these irresistible! :)

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Did I hear Sriracha mayo?! Wow does that sound amazing with the fried mushrooms.

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks

    Heaven just helped me.

  • Cate @ ChezCateyLou

    Haha – crispy definitely sounds more elegant than fried!! But whatever you call them, these look delicious! And then sriracha mayo?? Sign me up!

  • Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

    So let’s talk about my love affair with mushrooms.
    And fried things.
    And sriracha.
    I mean… what’s not to love? Also I might crisp everything this weekend.

  • Kankana

    That’s some treat and perfect with chill beer :) Love the sriracha mayo too!
    PS: see you soon in Carmel ;)

    • Jennifer Farley

      Oh yay, see you soon! I can’t wait.

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

    I don’t know why (or maybe I know) but everything fried is so delicious. I like fried mushrooms and I’ve never tried it in panier before. Sounds delicious.

  • Nutmeg Nanny

    Wow, this looks so delicious! This recipe is right up my alley :)

  • Mushrooms Canada

    What a perfect flavour combination! This recipe is going to good use very, very soon. Seriously mouthwatering…thanks for sharing!


  • Maggie Unzueta

    I can’t wait to try this. Love spicy mayo!

  • Carol | a cup of mascarpone

    I NEED these tonight with cocktails! Love this recipe, Jen!

  • Becky

    I am in love with mushrooms lately and I LOVE Old Bay! I can’t wait to try these babies!