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Culinary Confession – I Always Peel Mushrooms

It's second nature for me always peel my mushrooms before cooking them
It’s second nature for me always peel my mushrooms before cooking them

 

It’s Ok To Peel Mushrooms, Promise

Some might think it strange or time-consuming, ┬ábut ever since I can remember I have always taken the time to peel mushrooms before using them in any dish. It’s such a prominent part of my culinary routine that I even make a point to by the largest button mushrooms I can find so that the process is a little easier. The bigger they are, the easier t is to remove the stem and get your thumb in the middle to start a clean peel.

When you peel mushrooms, you get to make savoury homemade mushroom broth
When you peel mushrooms, you get to make savoury homemade mushroom broth

 

One of the bonuses of course is that you get to enjoy some lovely mushroom broth to use in other dishes later on. I certainly don’t do this every time but when the schedule permits, those lovely peelings go into a pot of boiling water with some bay leaf and peppercorns and voila, a flavourful broth to freeze or use right away in some lovely side dish!