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Portobello baked fries

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Like Portobello mushroom fries?   You got it right!  It’s baked so it’s healthier and it’s the perfect appetizer you need to make ASAP.   Crunchy, soft inside, parmesan…  Do I need to say more?  I mean I don’t mean to brag but it’s too good to share.

Seriously, I might have eaten most of it alone.  Not even ashamed!

Brown bag of portobello baked fries with a side of ketchup

Of course, appetizer is the first that came to my mind but it could perfectly be a side dish with a nice grilled meat.

I dipped a few in ketchup because… I felt like it :) but most of the fries were enjoyed just like this, alone.

The time of baking is key because I made a few trial and if you leave it too long the mushroom will dry out inside and it’s not as good.  You don’t want that!

Fingers reaching to take a portobello baked fry with a side of ketchup

Of course, I am sure that you can fry it but I choose not to go there.  I try to minimize our deep fry consumption to none…  But sometimes in restaurant, we break the rule.   So any fries we do, we add a drizzle of olive oil and we bake them, it’s better for you and it still tastes amazing.

Are you still here?  You are not in the store buying some or in your kitchen making some?  I’m kidding!   Kind of :)  I highly recommend you give it a try… NOW!  Still kidding :)

Mushrooms: a love story

 I am a crazy for mushrooms, specially Portobello.  In France, when I was little I used to go in the forest with my grandma to look for ceps (cèpes in French).  I would drive her nuts because I couldn’t spot them.

Now, when I smell and eat mushrooms, I think of her.  She was my Mamie always cooking yummy stuff in the kitchen.

What are you childhood-food souvenirs?

Bouquet of Portobello baked fries with a side of ketchup

 Do you want another Portobello mushroom recipe?  I did an amazing creamy spinach and quinoa stuffed Portobello that is worth checking here!

Portobello mushrooms

Portobello baked fries

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, european
Keyword: baked, easy, fries, mushroom, portobello
Servings: 12 fries
Author: Mélanie


  • 3 portobello mushrooms
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs
  • A few drizzle of olive oil


  • Remove the stems, a twist off should do the trick.
  • – With a spoon, gently scrap the gills until you see the white.
  • – With a damp paper towel, gently clean them.
  • – Cut them in little sticks
  • – In a small bowl, beat the egg and in another bowl; place the crumbs.
  • – Take one mushroom stick, cover it with egg and then cover it with crumbs.
  • – Place it on the baking sheet covered with parchemin paper
  • – Repeat until you have used all your mushroom sticks
  • – Drizzle with olive oil
  • – Bake 10-12 minutes in the oven at 350F.
  • Notes
  • I did not put any salt in the recipe because the bread crumbs are already salty enough with the parmesan.


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  • Reply
    Marc @ Smell My Kitchen
    September 8, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    As a huge fan of mushrooms (and fries!) these look tasty! I would see this kind of fries in a pub served while watching a hockey game. With beer on the side please!

    • Reply
      September 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks Marc! I know I would totally picture that on a menu too :) If nobody thought of it I’ll ask for royalties ahahah

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    Candice Wingerter
    September 9, 2014 at 4:16 am

    These look very interesting and delicious Melanie!!! I have never heard of mushroom fries, were they crispy?

    • Reply
      September 9, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you Candice! It was crispy when I used olive oil. I did try a batch without the drizzle of olive oil and not as crispy.
      I loved it!

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    Helen @ Scrummy Lane
    September 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Snap, Melanie! I just posted a portobello mushroom recipe, too!
    They are so tasty! I would never have thought of making baked mushroom fries, but my, what a great idea!
    P.S. Do they stay crispy?

    • Reply
      September 9, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      I know I was on your blog yesterday but did not have time to read it all and leave a message! Thanks Helen, comme on dit en francais, les grands esprits se rencontrent ;)

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    La Cuisine Helene
    September 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    That’s a first for me but that looks so good. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      September 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Helene :)

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    September 11, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    When I saw these on Instagram I wanted to reach directly into my phone and eat some ASAP. Sounds delicious!

    • Reply
      September 11, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      Ohhh thanks Bianca :)!

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    September 11, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Never would have thought to make mushroom fries before! They look so crispy and delicious! I have to try out the recipe.. curious to know what they taste like.

    • Reply
      September 12, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      Thank you Thalia, if you like mushrooms, you will love it for sure!

  • Reply
    May 14, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I love portobello mushrooms…never would have thought of turning them into fries! Great idea!

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    Lillian Tse
    May 15, 2018 at 3:13 am

    mm..yum! mushroom fries! I’m so drawn to all the mushroom recipes today!

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    Vicky Chin
    May 16, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    What a great idea! And so easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

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    May 17, 2018 at 12:36 am

    Those fries look delicious! Love that bread crumb coating. Makes them look super crispy and flavourful!

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