Pan Fried Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster mushrooms cooked in a non-stick pan with garlic cloves until golden.

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Oyster mushrooms fried with butter in a skillet. Simple and easy yet so tasty!


  • 1pound (450g) oyster mushrooms, layers divided or cut into large pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed unpeeled
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of black pepper


  1. Melt butter 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.

  2. Add in crushed garlic cloves with their skin, chopped green onions, salt and pepper. Cook that side until golden too.

  3. 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.


  1. You shouldn't wash or rinse mushrooms. You just need to clean them with a slightly damp paper towel. If you wash the mushrooms under water, they release too much water when you cook them, which is not something desired.
  2. You can either remove the thick stems or leave them. We cook them both ways. The stems are rubbery and chewy, but we are not that bothered. 
  3. Don't overload the pan. Fry the mushrooms in batches. Otherwise, they will be steamed.
  4. It's not a good idea to make them ahead of time. They lose their nice texture as they sit, so the best thing is to fry them right before serving.