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Old 11-01-2010, 04:47 PM   #31
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An older Irish gentleman ordered whiskey in a Scottish bar in Newfoundland. The bar tender asked if he wanted water on the side.

"Water, never touch the stuff. Fish _______ in it."

True story.
Shrek has mentioned that in polite company, too!
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:01 PM   #32
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Only at the DC Forums will you hear that we shouldn't drink water because H20 is an alien fish conspiracy to take over the planet.

Back to mushrooms, I like mine dried, reconstituted in water. No washing issues, keeps forever in my frig/pantry.
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:35 PM   #33
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First of all, what mushrooms are you talking about. If it is a store bought chopped one then they are clean, if it is a store bought whole one then it is a different story, as I never buy them. And the most important, if you are talking about the wild one, freshly picked from the forest thhen it is all together a different story. Wash them and rince them.
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:32 AM   #34
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i rinse under cold water, gently scrubbing any dark bits off as i go with my fingers.

then i shake them out to remove any water between the gills. the other side of the caps are well known to be waterproof, as demonstrated by leprechauns over the millenia.
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Old 11-06-2010, 03:53 PM   #35
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I rinse them under water too.
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:06 PM   #36
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t really depends on how I'm using them. Sauteed? I want them very dry so I just brush them. Going in a stew? rinse them. Raw in a salad? damp towel. DOes it really make a difference? Seems to.
Don't eat them "raw in a salad"...they have no nutritive value that way. Cook them really well and they will be bursting with nutrition.
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:10 PM   #37
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Me: wipe them with a damp paper towel

No point washing them under the tap. Mushrooms already throw out enough water in the pan as it is.
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:25 PM   #38
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An older Irish gentleman ordered whiskey in a Scottish bar in Newfoundland. The bar tender asked if he wanted water on the side.

"Water, never touch the stuff. Fish _______ in it."

True story.
The original line was taken from a W.C. Fields movie, who, when asked if would like some water, replied: "I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it."

Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:23 PM   #39
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The original line was taken from a W.C. Fields movie, who, when asked if would like some water, replied: "I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it."

Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
Yeah, that's where I figure the Irishman got it from. I found out about the W.C. Fields line later.
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I rinse the heck out of them and dry them on a paper towel. They are clean as a whistle when I'm finished with them. If they absorb water then so be it....has never bothered me nor hurt my recipe any.
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