Easy Steps to Dry Mushrooms
Step 1a – Grow your mushrooms
Look for mushroom kits in our Grow Mushrooms Store.
Methinks that we need a quicker solution. Ding, Ding!
Step 1b – Buy, Borrow, Beg or Steal your Mushrooms
Ah, that was a quicker way of getting some Agaricus bisporus, or button mushrooms. Phew.
(Disclaimer: theft is usually illegal 🙂 )
Step 2 Clean and Slice Mushrooms
We may get into the wash/wipe/brush mushrooms controversy in another article. For the moment we mean ‘clean somehow’ your mushrooms.
Do I need to tell you how to slice a mushroom? Life’s too short, and nor may you borrow one of my favourite knives – it was my grandmother’s and has an edge on it like a … like a … like a very sharp knife.
Step 3 Load Your Food Dryer
Unless you live in a hot, dry, sunny climate (you wish!) do not use a washing line.
Find your electric food dryer or dessicator (it’s next to your yoghurt maker and that lonely icecream maker).
Haven’t got a food dryer? Search for “food dryer” in any of our mushroom shops.
Start loading the food dryer’s trays with the sliced mushrooms.
first tray full!
Follow your food dryer’s instructions, and after a few hours you will have a delicious ingredient to keep in your kitchen store cupboard.
(Cheat recipe tip: you can also buy dried mushrooms in our mushroom store)