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Cleaning portabello mushrooms

I purchased some sliced portabello mushrooms today. I know you'd typically clean out the gills...but when they're sliced like this-do I leave the bit of gill left on or do I try to trim it off?

asked by skittle over 3 years ago
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added over 3 years ago

I do not trim them...if you were going for a "clean" look, you could use white button mushrooms without the work, but also without as much flavor!

added over 3 years ago

I never clean the me, not worth it!


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added over 3 years ago

I don't clean them unless they have little bits of dirt attached, and then just brush them. Leave on the 'gills'.
While you mentioned they're sliced, the only time I do 'clean' out the big when I stuff them.
Using a 'tomato shark", or melon baller, or grapefruit spoon to scoop out the gills.
But I save those and incorporate into the stuffing mix.

added over 3 years ago

I don't remove the gills. (haven't made stuffed mushrooms yet). Against all advice, I do wash or soak them. I spin dry very well and/or pat with paper towels to get rid of excess water.