First, lightly wash your mushrooms and pat them dry. You don't want them in the water or wet too long or they will get mushy. Especially the more delicate mushrooms like lion's mane.
In a bowl, add the bread crumbs, nutritional yeast, and seasonings. Mix it well so the flavors are evenly dispersed.
In another bowl, add the eggs and scramble them up. Dip the mushrooms in and stir them around to coat them. This egg is what helps the bread crumbs mixture stick. I recommend adding a couple of mushrooms at a time.
Remove the mushrooms from the egg mixture and move them to the bread crumb mixture. Toss the mushrooms gently to coat them.
Spray light oil (high heat tolerant!) to the bottom of the air fryer tray. Put the breaded mushrooms in the air fryer. Make sure they are not touching so `the air can circulate around each mushroom. This helps them cook more evenly. Spray more light oil over the tops.
Cook your mushrooms on 380º F for 6 minutes. Serve hot plain, or dip into ranch dressing or this delicious Curry Dipping Sauce.
Use any kind of mushroom including button, cremini, shiitake, lion's mane, oyster mushrooms...all types of mushrooms work well in this air fryer mushrooms recipe.
These mushrooms are best crispy out of the air fryer and they will lose their crispiness if you store them in the refrigerator.
How to Pan Fry The Mushrooms:Frying these mushrooms stovetop is really easy. Repeat the steps above to wash and bread the mushrooms. In a dutch oven add a light high heat oil to about 2-3 inches deep. Heat the oil over medium-high heat.I recommend using canola or avocado oil. These oils are very tolerant of cooking in high heat. (Do NOT use olive oil!)When the oil to 350º F, add a few mushrooms. Move them around with a slotted spoon, turning them over after 1-2 minutes. Remove from the oil when the outside is crispy and put them onto a paper towel-lined plate.