How to Cook with Dried Wild Mushrooms - Foraged

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Cooking Dried
Mushrooms

Dried mushrooms are a versatile and dynamic pantry staple ‑ but we know it can be hard to figure out what to do with them.

We’ve compiled a few posts to help you learn about how to cook with dried mushrooms, and get inspired to get cooking!

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101: Types of dried mushrooms

Most mushrooms dry well, but not all. Here are some of the more common mushrooms you can find dried for culinary use: oyster, shiitake, morel, maitake, chanterelle, wood ear, snow fungus, and lobster mushrooms!
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101: Drying & Dehyrdating Mushrooms

If dried mushrooms are new to you, here’s a quick peak at the mushroom drying process:
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101: Rehydrating Mushrooms & Mushroom Broth

One of the most common cooking strategies is to soak dried mushrooms in hot water ‑ you’ll end up with plump rehydrated shrooms ready to saute, as well as a flavorful and nutritious broth from the soaking liquid!
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101: Grind & Season Dried Mushrooms

Alternatively, you can blend the dry mushrooms to use as a seasoning in sauces and dips, or atop anywhere you’d like a punch of umami.
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Wild Mushroom Tacos

Once rehydrated, they can be used in the same ways you’d use a fresh mushroom, like these mushroom Burris tacos!
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Wild Mushroom Pot Pie

You can also swap them into classic dishes in place of meats or fresh mushrooms ‑ check out this chicken of the woods pot pie!
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Dried Wild Mushroom Soups

Or take a peak at this chicken noodle soup made with dried wild mushrooms!
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Hand Pies

These hand pies used rehydrated mushrooms cooked with sweet potatoes, celeriac, and onions in the filling.
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Wild Mushroom Cornbread

Try chopping up rehydrated mushrooms as an ingredient in quiches or breads ‑ like this savory cornbread!
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Nachos

Or, one of our favorite recipes is our Wild Mushroom Nachos. It uses a spicy mushroom meat made from dried mushrooms (with no soaking required!) You can find this recipe on our website.
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Get Creative!

Whatever you do, try something new! Check out this elixir made with dried morels used in cocktails 🤯

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