Friday, May 15, 2015

How to tell when mushrooms are bad


Whole Mushrooms

They’re already fungi, so how can I tell if mushrooms have gone bad? Good question!

A slimy film is the telltale sign of a spoiled mushroom. If you catch it early and cook ’em up right away you can get another day out of your ‘shrooms, but once the slime starts, it’s a slippery slope towards the darkening in color and mushy texture, which indicate mold of the inedible variety.

Remember: Whole mushrooms keep longer than pre-sliced and stay fresh longest when refrigerated in their original packaging.

from Simmer and Boil via baking sheet paper

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