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Pan Fried Oyster Mushrooms

This pan fried oyster mushroom recipe is a simple, delicious way to prepare oyster mushrooms or almost any fungi of your choosing.

Total Time20 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 12 ounces oyster mushrooms cut into evenly sized pieces

  • 3 garlic cloves smashed

  • 5 sprigs of thyme

  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter or ghee

  • sea salt and black pepper to taste


  • Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium high heat.

  • Spread the mushrooms out in a single layer in the pan. Cook, undisturbed for 3-5 minutes until they start to brown.

  • Stir the mushrooms and cook for another 3-5 minutes until browned all over.

  • Add the ghee/butter, garlic, and thyme to the skillet and reduce the heat to low. Cook for another 5-6 minutes, spooning the ghee/butter over the mushrooms until they are dark brown and slightly crispy.

  • Remove the thyme springs and season the mushrooms with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!


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