Ulog 157: Dehydrating EXTRA Mushrooms


Last Thursday when I was on my way home from a counseling session, I made two stops (the second one I will share in another post- it was a GOLD MINE I found) but today I want to share with you all one of the stops. It was to a local fruit and vegetable market where I was able to get some packages (16-ounces each) of white button mushrooms; already pre-sliced, for .59/cents a package.

Now knew I only needed one package for cooking that evening, but at that price? I had to get more. So I scooped up five more packages and knew I would be dehydrating them.

I will definitely be using some of these dehydrated mushrooms for my cream of something mix when I want some added favor that mushrooms bring to a dish.

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To dehydrate the mushrooms, I followed the instructions from the trail recipes' website.

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What's nice is these were already pre-cut to a about 1/4'-inch thckness; so it really saved me a lot of time. I wiped the mushrooms off with a damp towel as I don't wash my mushrooms before use. They will absorb the water and it will take longer for them to dehydrate.

I checked the fungi about three hours into the process (both pictures) and they had a long way to go.

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OMG! I never thought of dehydrating mushrooms!!! I have no idea why! I dehydrate everything! (well, not everything I guess!)

Thank you again, you always give me something awesome to walk away with! Have a great day, Dawne! @goldendawne

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14.10.2019 14:31
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Great idea!!!! I love to find a bargain and use it later.

14.10.2019 14:35
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God I am dying for mango season to bust out the dehydrator. And i wanna grow reishi or shitake so I can dry them too.

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14.10.2019 21:31
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I would have never thought of dehydrating mushrooms at all. I like dried fruit, but certainly wouldn't eat a dried mushroom straight up. I bet they'd work great in a gravy!

15.10.2019 00:38
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We do this as well. However, we chop them up into small pieces; 1/4 inch square or so. Once they are dried out we toss them into an old (washed/clean) 1/2 gallon sizedpickle jar. They keep for months if not longer.

15.10.2019 02:12
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It's a wonderful idea and a great way to take advantage of a good deal!

16.10.2019 07:15
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Such a fantastic idea! I'm still holding on to the dehydrator we borrowed from a friend for apples, so I might have to do this before giving it back. I often see mushrooms on sale at the store. I just did some hot peppers to test out this week, too. Once you get in a groove, you really do realize how many things can be preserved like this!

17.10.2019 12:50
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Howdy goldendawne! That dehydrator was such a good investment wasn't it? Well done!

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