need help making mushroom powder
- alkapal Feb 28, 2009 03:16 AM
bought some dried mixed mushrooms and want to make mushroom powder for sprinkling on foods, and adding to sauces.
before i grind them, should i roast them more in oven or skillet for added flavor, or is that simply going to burn them?
I can't remember who was doing it, but I know that I saw a TV chef making mushroom powder using a mini-food processor and suggesting that a spice grinder would also work, but you can't fit many dried mushrooms into most of them. No pre-toasting, just dried 'shrooms into the processor.
I usually buy what looks like dried sliced portabella at the Chinese market and they pulverize easily in my mini-cuisinart. I recently got mixed dried shrooms at Costco and have not yet tried grinding them. Some of them are whole and may need some breaking up beforehand...
Rather than clean up the food processor;try , a press the lid coffee grinder .They aren't much for coffee beans.They are good for grinding spices,salt,sugar and dry mushrooms.
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Dried ones are usually soaked in water, drained (leaving any sand behind), (minced) and added to stew/sauce early on. Chiles and some spices can be toasted, but I haven't seen any such recommendation for dried mushrooms. Grinding them into powder might work, but I think it is more of a modern innovation than a traditional use.