Thomas Keller: How to Clean Mushrooms

How to Clean Mushrooms
Thomas Keller (The French Laundry, Per Se, Bouchon)

How to Clean Mushrooms
Thomas Keller (The French Laundry, Per Se, Bouchon)

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How do we clean our mushrooms? The morels are very, it's a very question was raised to morels. Do we wanna soak those in warm water? The morels have a web kind of construction. We wanna get the water in there to kind of relieve the sand from clinging to the mushroom. And that may take three or four times. But then we wanna dry them a little bit because now they're absorbing water. So we'll take them On a sheet pan, with a towel, and set them on the sheet pan, and in our kitchen we'll put them above the stove, where it's a little bit of warm. In your kitchen, you may just want to put them in the oven, if it's a gas oven, if it's a pilot light, it's warm in there. You may just want to dry them out a little bit before you go ahead and make your mushroom conserva. Same thing with chanterelles. Chanterelles, which are pretty solid, you can see the dirt on them, and you can just brush Brush them all, the same thing with seps. Seps we may peal the stem a little bit, but you can also see if the seps get really big they get the gills underneath. Sometimes we'll take those gills off. But those are basically the wild mushrooms. Cultivated mushrooms you can see here, they're really clean. So you really don't need to do a whole lot to those if you trust where they're coming from. So. Cultivated mushrooms less washing, wild mushrooms more. [APPLAUSE]
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Thomas Keller: How to Clean Mushrooms


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