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I am giving up on dried mushrooms. Throwing in the towel. Is all that grit really worth it?

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I am giving up on dried mushrooms. Throwing in the towel. Is all that grit really worth it?

Full tummy | Oct 29, 2009 02:42 PM

I had a pricey pack of dried black trumpet mushrooms, soaked them in boiling water, plucked out the mushrooms, drained the soaking water through cheesecloth, rinsed the soaked mushrooms in fresh water, shook and jiggled them in the fresh water, extracted them from the water, drained them, cooked them, and they are gritty, through and through. Tiny grit, the fine grit that you would need a microscope to see, but the teeth feel it instantly.

And it is not the first time, People, that dried mushrooms have done this to me.

So, am I just overly picky, or am I missing some important grit-removal process, some tool, or technique I haven't yet landed on?

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