Hot Maple Fried Oyster Mushroom Sandwich




  • 2 vegan brioche buns
  • 200 g oyster mushroom clusters
  • vegetable oil, for deep frying


  • ¼ cup vegan mayo
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • ½ cup shredded lettuce
  • 6-8 slices bread and butter pickles
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce

Vegan Buttermilk Marinade:

  •  cups soy milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup hot sauce
  • Tastic spice original*
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder


  • 90 g (¾ cup) all-purpose flour
  • 96 g (¾ cup) corn starch
  • Tastic spice original*
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley


  1. Tear oyster mushroom clusters into smaller pieces (2-3 mushrooms per cluster).
  2. Make the vegan buttermilk marinade by combining soy milk, apple cider vinegar, hot sauce, Tastic spice, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder – stir to combine. Add mushroom clusters and allow to marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Make the maple miso mayo by combining mayo and miso paste in a bowl until smooth. Store in the fridge until needed.
  4. Make the hot maple syrup by combining maple syrup and hot sauce in a squeeze bottle. Store in the fridge until needed.
  5. To make dredge combine flour, cornstarch, Tastic spice, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried parsley – mix to combine.
  6. Once the mushrooms are finished marinating, transfer to the dredge and toss to coat. Repeat for all mushrooms.
  7. Heat vegetable oil in a heavy bottomed Dutch oven to 350°F.
  8. Once the oil has reached temp, fry the coated mushroom clusters until a deep golden brown on all sides.
  9. Transfer to a wire rack and sprinkle with salt. Repeat until all mushroom clusters are fried.
  10. In a dry, non-stick pan over medium heat toast the buns until golden.
  11. Construct your sandwich by spreading some mayo on both buns, then shredded lettuce, fried mushrooms, drizzle with a generous amount of hot maple syrup, 3-4 slices of pickles, and finish with the top bun.


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