Pan Fried Shiitake Mushroom Bacon

There was a lot of interest in my previous post about Crispy Shiitake Mushroom Bacon, so I thought I’d try out some variations and follow up with a much quicker way to prepare this savory treat. Instead of roasting in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour like the original recipe, this is prepared on a non-stick skillet and only take about 15-20 minutes to cook.

Pan Fried Shiitake Mushroom Bacon

This method is quite a bit quicker and produces equally amazing results. Plus, it’s easier to watch to make sure you don’t overcook the mushrooms.

Pan Fried Shiitake Mushroom Bacon

Pan Fried Shiitake Mushroom Bacon


  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms washed, dried, stems discarded, and sliced thinly
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • In a mixing bowl, combine sliced mushrooms, 2 tablespoons of oil, and salt. Stir gently until oil is well distributed, adding up to 2 more tablespoons of oil to ensure well-covered mushrooms.
  • Spread the mushrooms in a single layer on a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Flip/stir every 3-5 minutes for about 15-20 minutes. Try not to over stir to allow the mushrooms to be well seared. The shiitake mushrooms are done when you take one off the pan, let it cool for a few seconds and bite down into a crispy, tasty sliver of mushroom.
  • These mushrooms are best enjoyed the same day you cook them.
Shiitake Mushroom Bacon






2 responses to “Pan Fried Shiitake Mushroom Bacon”

  1. Jule Goble Avatar
    Jule Goble

    Hey, I just had a great idea. I’m making the shitake mushroom bits right now for a warm potato salad (my Grandma made every spring with dandelion greens) Next time I make them I’ m going to use a smoked salt or, smoked paprika.

  2. Shiitake Cook Avatar

    Looks amazing! Next time I buy shiitake mushrooms I will try this out.

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