Let Mushrooms Dry Out

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Do you like fresh mushrooms? So do I. When you buy more mushy-roomy-rooms than you need, what happens then? They go slimy and get dark spots. Very unappealing and disgusting.


The best way to store mushrooms is in a small paper bag in the fridge. Over time they will shrink and dry out. This is the key. Let them dry out! When they are dry and shriveled put them in a zip bag and store.

Later when you need them, soak them in a little warm water and WA-LA! They are flavorful and ready for the next recipe! You can buy dehydrated mushrooms at the market for a really big price but making your own is cheaper and frugal!

Try it, you'll like it!

By sue123 from Oroville, CA

April 2, 20100 found this helpful

Great tip, thanks! Can't wait to try it. I have fresh 'shrooms in the fridge right now, just love them, and had wondered how to dry some for later.

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April 22, 20100 found this helpful

Hi Craftermary!

I am so glad you read my post. Happy shrooms! A tip. be sure the mushrooms are really dry. Otherwise, they will become moldy. So you can store them in the freezer in the dried state. This method is good for green peppers, chilis, even celery if it is chopped fine and kept in the good ol' paper bag! Sue

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June 4, 20100 found this helpful

Just make sure it dries out very well before you put it in a zip bag and in the fridge. I grow my own mushrooms (oyster) and have done this with great success.

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August 4, 20130 found this helpful

The word you want is "voila." It's French.

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June 18, 20150 found this helpful

Thank you all for the info on keeping mushrooms. No more throwing some away.

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