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Cheese Bomb Mushroom Burger


4 items


1 hour 30 minutes

total time


4 4-inch-wide portobello mushroom caps

1/4 cup canola oil, plus more for deep-frying

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 cups plus ¼ teaspoon flour, divided

3 eggs plus 1 egg yolk, divided

2 cups panko breadcrumbs

1 1/2 cups grated muenster cheese

1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

1/2 teaspoon white onion, minced

1/8 teaspoon garlic, minced (about ¼ clove)

1 pinch kosher salt

4 tablespoons ShackSauce

4 hamburger potato buns, toasted

4 leaves green leaf lettuce

8 ¼-inch-thick slices ripe plum tomatoes

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

3/4 teaspoon ketchup

1/4 teaspoon kosher dill pickling brine

1 pinch ground cayenne pepper


Roast the mushroom caps: Heat the oven to 375° F. Put mushroom caps on a medium baking pan. Rub caps all over with ¼ cup of canola oil, then season both sides with the salt and pepper. Arrange mushrooms, gill side down, in a single layer and roast until tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Once cool, slice mushrooms in half horizontally (through their bellies, like you're slicing a hamburger bun).

Put the 1 ½ cups flour in a wide dish, beat 3 eggs in a separate wide dish, and put the panko in a third wide dish. Set aside.

Make the filling: Mix together the cheeses, onion, garlic, remaining ¼ teaspoon flour, remaining egg yolk, and cayenne pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.

Shape the filling into 4 equal disks, ½-inch smaller in diameter than the mushroom caps. Place cheese disks on gill side of each mushroom cap, cover with other half of cap, cut side down, and gently press together to secure the filling.

Dredge the stuffed mushroom caps in the flour, then dip in the beaten egg, coating them completely, then dredge in the panko. Set prepared mushrooms on a plate and refrigerate while heating the oil to deep-fry them.

Cook the mushroom burgers: Pour the oil into a deep, wide pot to a depth of 3 inches. Heat over medium heat until the oil reaches a temperature of 350°F on a candy thermometer. Deep-fry the prepared mushrooms, one or two at a time, until golden brown and crisp all over, about 3 or 4 minutes. Transfer mushrooms with a slotted spoon to drain on paper towels. Immediately season with salt.

Spoon the ShackSauce onto the top bun. Add 1 leaf of lettuce and 2 slices of tomato. Transfer the mushroom burgers to the prepared buns. Enjoy!

Whisk together all ingredients to combine. Refrigerate any extra for up to one week in an airtight container.


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4 items


1 hour 30 minutes

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