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Nov 13, 2012 03:17 PM

Expired Dried Wild Mushrooms

I have some dried wild mushroom (a combination of portabello and shitake) that are expired by about 2 months. I have no idea how this happened- I use them all the time and one container somehow migrated to the back of the pantry. They've been kept in our climate controlled apartment in the back of a cool, dark pantry. Would I be crazy to include these in dinner tonight? Prep. involves rehydrating by boiling for 5 minutes than soaking, followed by a quick saute.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. They'll be absolutely fine. In fact, if you discovered them 6 months from now they'd still be fine. 12 months? Still fine. That's what makes dried mushrooms a nice pantry resident.

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    1. re: Bacardi1

      Thanks, Bacardi! The advice was correct. We both had lots of mushrooms and suffered no ill effects. Just another reason to love them!

    2. Dried mushrooms do not "expire"