Boiling mushrooms ???

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Re: Boiling mushrooms ???

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"Champignons de paris - small button mushrooms are widely available in tins, we get ours from Aldi, albeit the very small tins."

Yes, that is what I have seen, in my case in a French Lidl.
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Re: Boiling mushrooms ???

Post by elsie »

If you are going to boil them (much better is just a very low simmer!!) add some olive oil and then let the water evaporate slowly.

I started to do that to rehydrate an expensive pack of Italian dried porcini/truffle fungi for pasta sauce - it is what it said in the packet. I now do the same for the dried ceps and other fungi Lidl FR sell rather than just steeping in warm water for 15 min.. For dehydrated fungi, even an hour simmering isn't too much.

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Re: Boiling mushrooms ???

Post by Catrose »

Yes boiling is perhaps not the right word! I can’t think of any food that is improved by full on boiling.. But slowly simmering fresh mushrooms also works.

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Re: Boiling mushrooms ???

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Thanks all, just waiting for an opportunity to go and get some to put it all to the test ! :good:
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