Fat Ronnie's Deep Fried Fresh Mushrooms

This batter can be used to make onion rings as well.

2 cups Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon Ground Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 cup Buttermilk
8 ounces Fresh Mushrooms (washed, dried, and stems removed)
Vegetable Oil (for frying)

Place buttermilk in bowl and set aside. Mix flour, salt, pepper, and baking powder in separate bowl. Heat oil at 375 degree for frying.

Coat mushrooms with flour mixture, dip mushrooms in buttermilk, and finally coat mushrooms with flour mixture again. Place mushrooms in hot oil and do not over crowd. Oil should be about 375 degrees for deep frying. When mushrooms turn a golden brown remove and drain on absorbent paper towel. More salt may be added to mushrooms for your taste. Fried mushrooms should be served immediately for the best taste. I have found they make a great appetizer with a cheese sauce spooned on top or used as a dip.