How To Reconstitute Dried Mushrooms

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How To Reconstitute Dried Mushrooms

There are many ways to reconstitute dried mushrooms, but here is the easiest. For a more comprehensive method, see the video above:

DIRECTIONS

1

Put the desired amount of dried mushrooms in a non-reactive bowl.
2

Pour boiling water over the dried mushrooms to cover.
3

Let sit for at least 20 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender.
4

Strain the mushrooms and use in recipes that call for fresh mushrooms. Reserve the water as it serves as a flavorful base for making stock.

Note: Dried wild chanterelle mushrooms reconstitute woody and tough. Accordingly, we only recommend dried chanterelles to be used in dishes that are to be pureed.

Related: How to Freeze, Can & Dehydrate Fresh Mushrooms