Simple Sautéed Lion's Mane Mushrooms

Simple Sautéed Lion's Mane Mushrooms

Use this quick and easy recipe to cook up some tasty Lion's Mane. Enjoy as a side dish, add to stir fry or an omelet, or as a delectable, protein-rich topping for your favorite avocado toast!

Servings: 2

  • 8 ounces Lion's Mane mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon soy sauce or tamari
  • ½ salt to taste


  1. Gently brush off any remnants of hardwood sawdust the mushrooms grew on, and trim off the very base of the mushrooms.
  2. Slice mushrooms 1/4" - 1/2" thick. You can maintain "rounds" or chop them smaller once you have sliced for thickness, depending on what you plan to do with them.
  3. Heat a skillet to medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms in a single layer. Cook dry until deeply browned on one side, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and repeat on the other side.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add the olive oil. Swirl the pan to coat. Cook another 2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and stir gently, cooking 2 more minutes.


Getting a deep brown on Lion's Mane is super important, and that won't happen well if they're crowded. When you dry cook them in the skillet, place the mushrooms in a single layer. You may need to repeat this process depending on the size of your skillet. As they cook, they release a lot of moisture and shrink in size. If doing batches, move from the skillet to a bowl after deeply browned, then brown the next batch. Return all mushrooms to the pan once it's time to add the olive oil.

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