FRIED MUSHROOMS PARMESAN
Shortening for deep frying
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash garlic powder
1 cup cold water
2 tablespoons shortening, melted
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 cups (about 8 ounces) fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/4 inch thick
Heat 2 or 3 inches shortening to 365ÂºF in deep fryer or deep saucepan.
Combine flour, cheese, salt and garlic powder in medium bowl. Stir in water, 2 tablespoons melted shortening and egg. Beat until smooth
Dip mushrooms in batter. Drain off excess. Fry, a few at a time, in shortening heated to 365ÂºF. Fry about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Turn as needed for even browning. Remove with slotted metal spoon. Drain on paper towels. Salt lightly. Serve immediately.