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Old 12-13-2004, 05:51 AM   #1
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How do you store mushrooms?

does anyone have any ideas of how to store mushrooms? I always seem to buy too many and they go off before I get a chance to use them all up.

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Old 12-13-2004, 06:18 AM   #2
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Saute them and then freeze 'em.
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Old 12-13-2004, 06:21 AM   #3
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thanx mudbug :) shall try it out
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Old 12-13-2004, 07:13 AM   #4
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I've read that mushrooms should be stored in a brown paper bag and refrigerated to help them last longer. I only buy whole fresh mushrooms and I think the precut ones would have a shorter shelf life. Around here, I use them so often that they usually don't last especially long anyhow. I don't think canned mushrooms really have any flavor and are basically worthless. One fast food chain has a hamburger with bacon and mushrooms, but when I tried one, the mushrooms were just the tasteless canned ones. Don't plan to order that again.
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See the thread, "Lazy Food Prep".
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:09 PM   #6
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What kind of mushrooms are you talking about? I just freeze the ones I buy. Have not had any problem and do not see/taste any difference after they’ve been cooked.
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Old 12-14-2004, 06:50 PM   #7
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Charlie.....Freezing doesn't affect texture? I tried freezing ginger and was wholeheartedly disappointed with the result. I would think that the high water content would be compromised in a mushroom. No??
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Freezing affects texture, but that does not make a lot of difference in cooked dishes.
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Old 12-22-2004, 07:51 PM   #9
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I Think the brown paper bag wins. The market where I shop here provides paper bags with a mushroom printed on them and handles for mushrooms, the instructions say leave open so they do not sweat and get slimy.
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Old 12-22-2004, 11:01 PM   #10
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how long will they last in the brown bag???????????????
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