The exclusive Italian nonstick from Ballarini the pros swear by. Shop now »
🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

Dried morels question

I just found a bag of dried morels a friend brought me from France (+/- 6 months ago.) I'd used some, then totally forgotten they were there (oops!) I recall jars of dried mushrooms in my mother's pantry for ages, and I'd like to use these at Thanksgiving - but I'm wondering if that's pushing it? (I know they'll be safe, am only concerned about their flavor holding up.)

amysarah is a trusted home cook.

asked over 3 years ago
5 answers 816 views
23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 3 years ago

Make a mini test recipe and see!

84baef1b 1614 4c3d a895 e859c9d40bd1  chris in oslo
Greenstuff

Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

added over 3 years ago

Six months should not be a problem for any dried mushroom.

You might take a look at this site http://www.dried-morels...

1097a5b5 1775 4eec a8ea 7421137b65dc  image 2 apples claire sullivan 2
amysarah

amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added over 3 years ago

Thanks for the link - really helpful!

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 3 years ago

We have stored dried morels in a glass airtght container for over a year with no adverse effects. They will be an elegant addition to your Thanksgiving table. Find a recipe that showcases them. And if you love them as much as I do, save the liquid you reconstitute them in and make your next batch of pasta with it!

1097a5b5 1775 4eec a8ea 7421137b65dc  image 2 apples claire sullivan 2
amysarah

amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added over 3 years ago

I actually might use them the night before T-giving, for a light dinner w/arriving guests - maybe a mushroom soup, with a little sherry. I'd use the liquid in the soup - but I have used the soaking liquid from, e.g., dried porcini, in pasta and risotto before. It would be criminal to toss it!

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.