The Best Way To Reheat Crispy Fried Mushrooms

Few fried foods compare to the irresistible crunch of freshly fried mushrooms. But what do you do when you have leftover fried mushrooms that have lost their crispiness? Toss them in the air fryer or oven to bring them back to life.

Whether you're a die-hard air fryer user or just prefer your standard oven, the reheating steps are quite similar. Set the temperature to 350°F and allow it to preheat for a few minutes. This ensures that the mushrooms cook evenly and maintain their crispy texture without burning. Place your leftover fried mushrooms in a single layer in the air fryer basket or baking sheet. Avoid overcrowding, as this can prevent even heating. Depending on the size and thickness of your mushrooms, reheat them for three to five minutes, checking them periodically to prevent overcooking. When they're golden brown and have regained their crispiness, they're ready to enjoy.

Additional tips for reheating fried mushrooms

While either of these techniques will give your leftover fried mushrooms the refresh and lift they need, there are a few additional tips that can help ensure your leftover mushrooms crisp up beautifully. If you notice that the mushrooms have lost some coating, give them a light dusting of seasoned flour before reheating to refresh their crispy layer. You can also spray the leftover mushrooms with a light spritz of fine-mist cooking oil to help them crisp up well as they reheat. It's also helpful to flip the mushrooms over halfway through the reheating time to ensure they become crispy on all sides. 

Fried mushrooms are at their best when served immediately after reheating. Delaying consumption may lead to a gradual loss of crispiness, so be ready to eat or serve them as soon as they are hot. In the quest to rekindle the crispy magic of fried mushrooms, the air fryer and oven are your allies. With a little care and attention to detail, you can enjoy the crunch of these savory morsels even when reheating leftovers.