These Barbecue Vegan Wings Are Made From Mushrooms

This vegan BBQ wing recipe is summer-approved.

Barbecue season is officially upon us. And what’s more fitting for your summer picnic than a batch of vegan wings? 

On this episode of EATKINDLY With Me, Nathan-Josias, a French plant-based chef currently residing in London, makes barbecue chickenless wings out of oyster mushrooms.

Nathan-Josias makes the savory barbecue sauce using only four ingredients: maple syrup, ketchup, balsamic vinegar, and smoked paprika. The wings are beer-battered, but he notes alcohol-free beer or sparkling water can be used instead. “But, you will not have the same taste,” he adds with a laugh.

For a bit of a kick, the batter features chili powder, as well as flour, salt, pepper, and baking powder. And what’s a vegan wing without a little dipping sauce? Nathan-Josias also whips up a creamy ranch dressing sans dairy. Feel free to double-dip.

These Barbecue Vegan Wings Are Made From Mushrooms
These barbecue vegan wings are made from oyster mushrooms. | Nathan-Josias for LIVEKINDLY

Barbecue Mushroom Wings

Vegan

Ingredients

  • 300ml frying oil
  • 200g corn flakes

Batter

  • 230g plain flour or rice flour
  • 300g beer
  • 20g baking powder
  • 200g oyster mushrooms
  • 2 tsp chili powder

Barbecue Sauce

  • 200g maple syrup
  • 250g ketchup
  • 50g balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika

Ranch Sauce

  • 2 tbsp vegan mayo
  • 1 tbsp pickle juice
  • 2 tsp plant milk
  • 2 tsp dry oregano
  • salt and pepper

Preparation

  1. 1
    For the batter: In a bowl Add the beer to the flour and the chili powder, whisk until no clumps are visible.
  2. 2
    For the barbecue sauce: Combine all the ingredients in a pot and let simmer for 30-40 minutes.
  3. 3
    For the ranch dressing: Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl, whisk, and add plant-based milk until you reach your desired consistency.
  4. 4
    For the wings: Cut and coat the oyster mushrooms with the batter. Then, dip them into the hand-crushed cornflakes. Place the ready-to-fry mushrooms on a tray.
  5. 5
    When the oil is hot, deep fry the wings.
  6. 6
    When all of your wings are fried, put them in a bowl and coat them with the barbecue sauce.
  7. 7
    Drizzle your homemade ranch sauce on top, and enjoy!