Foraging and Cooking Mushrooms, Wild and Obscure Food
May 17, 2016 at 11:55 am
Are the morels in the center that are darker and sort of orange dehydrated? I have dehydrated two different ways now, one: rinsing them, cutting them up then dehydrating and they are more that dark color. then just letting them dry naturally a bit, shaking them, not washing and they are more of a grey super brittle color. The first batch looks a little like the ones i the middle, at least color wise. Does than mean they are bad?
May 17, 2016 at 9:12 pm
Hi, Elisheba, if the morels are dark it doesn’t mean they are bad in that they will make you sick, but in my opinion, the air dried, unwashed morels that keep a bright color always taste better, and is how I show my cooks to dry mushrooms. Exposing mushrooms to water before they dehydrate means they soak up more water than they originally had, and means they can go rancid as they dehydrate, which is typically the small, dark dried mushrooms.
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