How To Freeze Mushrooms

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Today I decided to focus on one of my favorite cooking ingredients… Mushrooms. In the past we looked at how to grow oyster mushrooms¬†, canning mushrooms and even how to dehydrate mushrooms. Well today I would like to look at how to freeze mushrooms, if you do not mind.

Yes! You can freeze mushrooms, not all types freeze well but you certainly can do it. The best type of mushrooms to freeze are the more commonly available and used, button mushrooms. The expensive and fancy mushrooms such as oyster mushrooms are better off dehydrated, than frozen.

Freezing Mushrooms

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • fresh mushrooms
  • tea towel
  • knife or egg slicer
  • large pan
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • cookie sheet
  • ziploc bags
  • salt (optional)
  • mushroom brush (optional)

You begin by rinsing your mushrooms well, before letting them dry on your tea towel. Then you bring out the egg slicer and begin to slice them as evenly as possible, a bit tedious requires some patience. Next, put a little butter and olive oil in your large pan and saute the mushrooms allowing them to carmelize and cook for short while on very low heat. I almost burnt mine, I forgot to turn down the heat.

If you are going to add salt, which I usually leave out then the best time to do it is when the mushrooms turn translucent in color. The intial freezing process is a flash freeze, where you lay them evenly on a cookie sheet and place them in your freezer. Once frozen you will want to very quickly transfer them into smaller ziploc bags and then return them to the freezer until you need them to make your stews or pasta sauces.

You can follow step by step instructions on the Mom In A Prep blog, here…

How To Freeze Mushrooms

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