Boil dried mushrooms for 30 minutes, after soaking in cold water or milk for 1-2 hours. Boil dried forest mushrooms in the water in which they were soaked so as not to lose the richness of the mushroom broth.
Soak dried porcini mushrooms for 1 hour and cook for 20 minutes.
How to cook dried mushrooms
You will need – dried mushrooms (50 grams), water for soaking, water for cooking
1. Rinse dried mushrooms (50 grams) with running water, put in a bowl and pour 1.5 cups of water.
2. Depending on the degree of drying, soak the mushrooms for 1 to 5 hours.
3. Put the mushrooms in a saucepan, pour the water in which they were soaked.
4. Put the pot on the fire and cook the mushrooms for 25 minutes after boiling.
Mushrooms are boiled: now you can cook soup, cook fried dishes, etc. from them.
How to cook dried mushroom soup
White dried mushrooms – 100 grams
Potatoes – 3 pieces,
Onions – 1 head
Vermicelli – 3 tablespoons
Carrots – 1 piece
Sour cream, butter, parsley, peppercorns and salt – to taste
Making mushroom soup from dried mushrooms
Soak dried porcini mushrooms in cold water for 3 hours, then boil in the same water for 30 minutes, season with salt. Remove boiled dried mushrooms from the pan and chop if necessary. Peel the onion, chop and fry until golden brown, peel the carrots, rub and add to the onion, then add the mushrooms and fry for 7 minutes. Return the onion and mushrooms to the pan, season with salt. Add finely chopped potatoes to the pan and cook for another 10 minutes. Leave for another 10 minutes. Serve boiled dried mushroom soup with fresh chopped herbs, fresh white bread and thick sour cream.
How to dry mushrooms at home
Peel and wash mushrooms for drying at home, cut large parts of mushrooms: caps into slices about 3×3 cm, legs – in circles. String the chopped parts of the mushrooms on a strong thread – the caps separately, as they dry faster, the legs – separately.
Hang threads with mushrooms in a dry, sunny place with a distance from each other. Cover with gauze to protect against insects. Keep in the sun for 7-9 days, removing ready-made dry mushrooms in jars. Store in glass jars in a dry, dark place. So mushrooms are stored up to 5 years.
How to dry mushrooms in the oven
Cut mushrooms, as for drying on threads, spread out in 1 layer on a baking sheet (or on 2 baking sheets), using baking paper. Dry the mushrooms for 2.5 hours at a temperature of 25 degrees, the next 2 hours at a temperature of 70 degrees, then another 2 hours at a temperature of 55 degrees. In order for mushroom moisture to come out of the oven, the oven door is slightly opened.
Then you should check the mushrooms for readiness: a properly dried mushroom is dense, elastic, does not crumble or break. Not dried mushroom – rubber, soft. If you have not dried the mushrooms, you can later hang them in the kitchen on threads for final drying, which in this case will take 2-3 days.
Tip: when cutting mushroom caps for drying, keep in mind that in the future they will need to be strung on a thread – so that the mushroom slice does not crumble when cut, for each slice, provide a little lint-free dense part of the cap.