Mid Week Philosophy: MUSHROOMS
I’ve been cleaning my mushrooms with water for a long time. I tried brushing off the dirt, like it tells you in every single cookbook but realized early on that these guys are grown in composted manure or ‘sh##’, to be perfectly honest. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that brushing alone was not going to do it!
I clean them right before I use them and pat them dry with paper towels. Mushrooms and water, sitting around in the refrigerator, is not a pretty site.
But I did not divulge this secret to anyone, thinking that people would think I was crazy, UNTIL I watched Alton Brown on the Food Network. There in front of my eyes was Alton cleaning mushrooms with water! I was vindicated!! So enjoy this video and have a laugh with Alton, as he competes with a ‘French Chef”: Good Eats S2E5P1: The Fungal Gourmet – YouTube
Unfortunately, as I was checking back on this post the video is no longer available. But I did find the transcript, not as fun as the video but informative none the less: Mushroom Cleaning
Happy Cooking and WASH those mushrooms!!