"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Farm to Table > Canning and Preserving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-04-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: California
Posts: 111
How long can I keep mushrooms in refrig!!

I've refrigerated mushrooms for 5 days until now, and they're turning dark. I'm wondering if it's ok to cook them?? and how long can I keep mushrooms in refrigerator??

__________________

__________________
Thaicooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2009, 12:35 PM   #2
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,300
are they slimy with mold on them? Sometimes the darker ones are more flavorful. Mine usually dry out so I don't worry that much about using them. Not sure that I would eat them raw.
__________________

__________________

Wyogal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2009, 12:37 PM   #3
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,655
mushrooms keep pretty well in a brown paper bag in the fridge. Plastic wrap is not friendly to them. As they age the fridge pulls moisture out of them and they dry a bit, better for sauteeing than eating raw.
__________________
Robo410 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2009, 12:42 PM   #4
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: California
Posts: 111
I kept them in zipplock bag, so they are moist! Thank you Robo, I'd rather keep them in brown bag next time..
__________________
Thaicooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2009, 12:52 PM   #5
Senior Cook
 
TheMetalChef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 252
As long as they're not slimy and/or moldy, they're fine. But Robo is right - keeping them dry and dark in the fridge will extend that lifespan.
__________________
We've moved the show to DailyMotion.com!

(Youtube didn't like us publishing full feature length shows....)
TheMetalChef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 02:45 PM   #6
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 19
I agree with TheMetalChef. It's best to keep the mushrooms dry and dark in the fridge. I wouldn't know if it matters but I keep them in the refrigerator shelf rather than in the crisper.
__________________
macro_grp02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 03:00 PM   #7
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 6
Typically for long storage I'd fry the mushrooms up with clarified butter / olive oil; (accidentally eat some) then vac seal / freeze.... Last much longer then fridge...

Another option; blanch and freeze (in case you don't want to change the flavor) So basically soak mushies in water for a couple of minutes, dunk in boiling water for a 1-2 mins then immediately plunge back into cold water...

5 days is pretty much max for fridge storage; they begin breaking down, and turn into tasteless mush.

I use opition a for mushies desitined for saueting and opition b for soups and other water based dishes...

Also salting and pickling will work... (but add / kill the flavors of the mushrooms too much for me)

Freezing you can expect months; your basic enemey is freezer burn; which can be almost elimnated with a cheapy vac sealers...
__________________
zerobane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 06:35 PM   #8
Sous Chef
 
vyapti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 877
Send a message via Yahoo to vyapti
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thaicooking View Post
I kept them in zipplock bag, so they are moist! Thank you Robo, I'd rather keep them in brown bag next time..
If they're still good, take them out, pat them with a paper towel and and put them in a paper bag now. They will keep better. I wrap mine in a paper bag, then put the bag in another paper bag and they'll usually keep for at least a week.
__________________
myveggiekitchen.blogspot.com
vyapti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 11:19 PM   #9
Head Chef
 
GrillingFool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: usa
Posts: 2,223
Thanks for the paper bag tip. What I'd really like to do sometime is grow my own!
__________________

GrillingFool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2009, 10:51 AM   #10
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,806
There's really no hard or fast rule to how long you can keep mushrooms in the fridge. Frankly, you can keep them in the fridge for as long as they remain fresh - lol!!

That said, so long as they're kept dry, they should last quite awhile, although they may begin drying out a bit. Even then you can still cook with them. As others have already stated, once they start turning dark &/or slimy it's time to toss them. A bit of dryness, particularly if you plan to saute them or cook them in liquid, won't hurt them a bit, & even concentrates the flavor.

I currently have half an 8 oz. package of white button mushrooms that've been in the fridge for almost 2 weeks now & will be using them tonight. They're in the usual pressed paper plastic-covered carton, but I loosened the plastic to allow air to circulate & they're just fine. I've also found that out of all the fresh mushroom varieties commercially available, Shitakes definitely last the longest. I've been amazed at how long a container of fresh Shitakes - again, with a bit of air circulation - remains fresh & usable.
__________________

__________________
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Cooking News & Tips Straight to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with Cooking info to your inbox!

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]