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Old 12-09-2013, 07:02 AM   #1
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Slovak Sour Dried Mushroom Soup

My Slovak MIL used to make this Sour Mushroom Soup around Christmas. I found a recipe online and would like to try it, as I am trying to learn her Slovak traditions, and carry them on as best I can.

Sour Mushroom Soup Recipe - Recipe for Slovak Sour Mushroom Soup or Machanka

I remember she always had a hard time finding the dried mushrooms. Does anyone make this? I think there might be specialty stores in Pittsburgh that sell the dried mushrooms but I don't want to go into Pgh. I saw a cooking show on TV and the woman just used sliced mushrooms instead of the dried. If I were to try that, what type of mushrooms would I use? I am only familiar with regular white button mushrooms.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:18 AM   #2
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Many of the large grocery stores carry assortments of dried mushrooms. And dried porcini's are one of the more common dried mushrooms they carry. So if you are near a large store, I'd ask them first , cause there is a good possibility they have them. I find dried mushrooms have a much more intense flavor. Using fresh mushrooms, although would taste good, would probably be different. If I were to substitute, maybe Id use cremini mushrooms or portabello mushrooms.

Could also order them online.
here is just one site, but Im sure many carry them.

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Old 12-09-2013, 07:24 AM   #3
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Also, if there are any whole foods or trader joe stores near you, I guarantee they will have it.

Cremini look like the typical white mushroo, but they are brown.
Portobello mushrooms are large, about 3 -5 inches in diameter

Both, if carried by your food store, should be located near the white mushrooms.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:27 AM   #4
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OK, I will ask at my local supermarket. They do carry a lot of specialty items. It's worth a try. Also, would I be able to make my own dried mushrooms in a food dehydrator if I can't find them anywhere?

Trader Joes and Whole Foods are a couple hours drive from here. I never go there. They would be a last resort.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:43 AM   #5
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I dry my own mushrooms all the time. Sometimes i get a little ambitious, and buy too many thinking I'm going to be able to cook them up. But as the week goes on, and I see them starting to dehydrate a little in the fridge, I just cut them up ( or keep them whole) and toss them in the dehydrator. within a day or so, they are good. I then put them in a ziplock and toss them into the freezer ( Im guessing they may stay fresher that way, not sure if its necessary).

So, the simple answer is , Yes, you can dehydrate them. And I think if you cant find the dried ones in your local market, dehydrating your own white mushrooms would be the next best thing.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:52 AM   #6
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If I can't find them nearby, then I will buy some and dehydrate them.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:10 PM   #7
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Carol, this looks like a recipe we would really like, so thanks for posting it.

I have a lot of dried imported porcini mushrooms that I ordered on line, and frankly there's no substitution for their flavor in my opinion. My spaghetti sauce just wouldn't be the same without them. I'm sure you can find the 2 oz. you'll need for this recipe in any supermarket.
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:49 PM   #8
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I was in the local grocery store today and they do have little .5oz pkgs so I would need 4 of them. I'm going to look around some other places because I won't be making it until Christmas. My MIL's recipe made a whole lot more soup, but this small amount will be good for me. Most of my family doesn't like it because it is sour. The first time I tasted it I expected it to be like Campbells Cream of Mushroom Soup, so I was surprised! LOL The generation of my husband's family that made these old Slovak foods has all passed on and none of the younger ones bother with them. I am trying to keep them up as well as I can, being an English/German girl trying to cook Slovak. When I am gone, they will be just a memory.
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Costco often has big plastic jars of dried mushrooms.
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:05 PM   #10
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Maybe using dried is just because that was available all year and not necessary to the success of the soup. And that soup sounds delicious! Thanks.
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