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?

  • Posted by: skittle
  • November 2, 2011
  • 1618 views
  • 4 Comments

4 Comments

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
lorigoldsby
lorigoldsby November 2, 2011

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!

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
JessicaBakes
JessicaBakes November 2, 2011

I never clean the gills...to me, not worth it!

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Sam1148
Sam1148 November 2, 2011

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 caps..is 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.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
creamtea
creamtea November 2, 2011

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.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Showing 4 out of 4 Comments Back to top
Recommended by Food52