Breaded mushrooms with chilli and herb dip
For the mushrooms
For the dip
Toss the mushrooms in the flour, coat them in egg, then coat in breadcrumbs.
Heat the oil in a deep, heavy-bottomed pan. It is ready when a breadcrumb that is dropped in will sizzle gently in it. (CAUTION: hot oil can be dangerous. Do not leave unattended!)
Deep fry the mushrooms until golden. Carefully remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen towels.
To make the dip, place all the ingredients into a food processor, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and mix until smooth.
Serve the mushrooms on a plate with the dip in a small bowl.