Is it really a definite 'no no ' to wash mushrooms ?
- oikoσLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
Mushrooms are like sponges and absorb too much water when you wash them. Just wipe them with a damp cloth.
- 6 months ago
Only if you are going to be able to eat that many of what you wash. Or if you are serving 15 people wash as much as is needed. Right before sauteeing or however you cook your mushrooms.
- Anonymous6 months ago
You can rinse them just before cooking. If I have some that seem slimy I will definitely wash the slime off and then use them only with long cooking.
- tellitlikeitisLv 76 months ago
Not really. Dry them off afterwards on a towel and make sure the oil for cooking them is really hot. The objection with washing is that they stew instead of frying. If there's no water around, that won't happen.
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- heart o' goldLv 76 months ago
My cooking hero and teacher/chef says mushrooms are grown in manure and he doesn’t want to eat manure so definately wash the mushrooms.
The problem with washing mushrooms is they absorb water quickly which must then be dealt with in the cooking process.
I will always choose CLEAN mushrooms, then typically wipe them with a damp paper towel. You don’t want to soak your mushrooms or run them under water for long periods. A quick rinse and then dry them (avoid running water onto the gills) can work too. If the mushrooms look like they have dirt or manure on them, I just don’t buy them.
- Tad DubiousLv 76 months ago
No, Jamie. I you want the bugs out, you at least soak them in a brine. Some folk go with the no-washing belief, but they eat bugs anyway.
- Bubba GubbinsLv 76 months ago
No no it's not not .
- MarkLv 76 months ago
Yes. They get wasterlogged. If they're going into a soup or stew this is fine, but if you're just sauteeing them, you'll end up STEAMING them instead. Just wipe thenm with a damp cloth and if necessary, cut off the end of the stem if it's hard and dirty.
- MurzyLv 76 months ago
You can use a mushroom brush when you are ready to use them.
- Anonymous6 months ago
I wash them before I use them.
If I'm eating them raw such as in a salad, I dry them with a tea towel before slicing them.
I do not wash them and then put them back in the fridge. I keep them dry until I am ready to use them.