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Mamta, on 23/4/2006 03:21pm

I have some friends who always peel mushrooms before cooking them. I usually just wipe them (wash them if dirty), slice and cook them. what do you do? If you peel them, why do you do it?

Mamta

Rashmi, on 23/4/2006 09:14pm

No, I never peel mushrooms. A total waste of time and good mushrooms, in my view. I just wipe them and cook them. Only peel them when a little brown, past sell by date :-)!

I am from USA by the way.

Rashmi

Kavey, on 24/4/2006 10:23am

Never peel them - had this conversation with a friend online too - she only peeled them because she'd never really learned or read how one normally deals with mushrooms and kind of just made the assumption that she should do so when she started cooking with them!

I give them a good "scrub" under water to wipe off the dirt in which they grow and that's it...

AskCy, on 24/4/2006 08:15pm

I wipe them clean as a rule, but sometimes when they have been left and start to go "slimey" I peel the skin off...

(and you should never wash them as they are wet enough)

Mamta, on 24/4/2006 09:37pm

Thanks, I will tell my Chinese friend that she is wasting her time and mushrooms!

Mamta

Kavey, on 24/4/2006 09:39pm

I never wash them before storing - only just before use. If you store them after washing they go all manky.

Goswoppit, on 29/4/2006 10:06pm

My Mum always peeled hers until watching something on TV. As she never cooked in Singapore, I guess she must have learnt by watching.

Laura G

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