Dehydrating mushrooms is a great way to preserve them for long-term storage or later use in backpacking meals. They are extremely lightweight, nutritious and very easy to rehydrate. Dried mushrooms can be used in soups, stews, omelets, pasta and many other dishes.
What mushrooms can be dried?
You can dehydrate nearly all of edible mushrooms like, Chanterelles, Crimini, Enoki, Morels, Oyster Mushrooms, Porcini, Portobello and Shiitake.
How to dehydrate mushrooms
Follow these steps to make your own dried mushrooms:
Step 1. Clean the mushrooms: wash and get all the dirt off using a brush or knife.
Step 2. Slice the mushrooms ¼ (6mm) thick.
Step 3. Arrange on dehydrator mesh sheets in a single layer.
Step 4. Dehydrate at 130F/54C for 4-8 hours or until completely dry and crispy.
Step 5. Store dried mushrooms in airtight containers in a dark, cool place.
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How to rehydrate mushrooms
To rehydrate mushrooms, just soak them in a cold or hot water for about 10-30 minutes. During this process, mushrooms will produce a dark, rich broth. Do not toss it away! Use this flavoured soaking liquid for soup stocks and sauces.