How to Dry or Dehydrate Mushrooms

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Mushrooms are a source of iron, selenium, potassium and phosphorous and make a healthy addition to many soups and stews. You can dry, or dehydrate, mushrooms for use later. Follow the steps below for easy preservation.

Things You'll Need

  • Mushrooms
  • Wash the mushrooms and allow them to dry.

  • Cut the mushrooms into 1/4 inch slices.

  • Dry the mushrooms at a temperature between 100 and 140 degrees. The ideal temperature is 125 degrees. You can do this by placing the mushrooms in a sunny window on a hot day, putting the mushrooms in the oven, or using a food dehydrator.

  • The mushrooms become brittle when they are fully dried. When the mushrooms completely dry, label them with the date and store them in an air tight container.

  • To use dried mushrooms place them in soups, stews or casseroles while cooking or rehydrate them by placing them in a bowl of hot water for approximately 45 minutes.

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