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Can you freeze fresh mushrooms?

Last post Aug 07, 2008 5:28 PM by CardinalPuff . 9 replies.


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  • Can you freeze fresh mushrooms?

     local store has white button and babybellas on sale cheap. Do they freeze well?

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  • Re: Can you freeze fresh mushrooms?

    I was thinking they'd be funky - I've never tried it but I found this after a Google Search

    Q: Can you freeze mushrooms?

    A: Not really. If you are really in a position of losing them, you can freeze them and then later simmer them to get a broth. But the mushrooms themselves will have an unappetizing texture.

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  • Re: Can you freeze fresh mushrooms?

    I saw on a couple websites they can be frozen, though I'd think texture and flavor would be lost in the process.

    In my experience, fungus does not freeze well ... only for i.d. or lab purposes.  Not to eat. 

    They wouldn't last long enough around here to make it to the freezer anyway, lol.

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  • Re: Can you freeze fresh mushrooms?

    I'd probably can them instead of freezing.  Or you could always dehydrate them.

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     My mother's been doing it for years, and it's perfectly safe. They MUST be cooked, before freezing....BUT, I have to admit, I've done it once, and really really disliked the results. I don't care for those that my mother freezes, either. They can really only be used in soups, stews, or casseroles, and they tend to be rubbery, like canned only worse. I imagine if they were shredded, and cooked to make a mushroom broth, such as for a future soup, and frozen in the broth, they'd be not too bad.

     

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  • Re: Can you freeze fresh mushrooms?

    They freeze well after being sauted & cooled before vacuum packing.

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  • Re: Can you freeze fresh mushrooms?

    I have frozen raw mushrooms before and I don't recommend it. If you have to freeze them, then cook them first. They still won't be as good as if they're fresh, but they are edible.

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  • Re: Can you freeze fresh mushrooms?

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    They freeze well after being sauted & cooled before vacuum packing.

    That is how I froze some mushrooms to use in sauces, I could not tell the difference from canned.

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  • Re: Can you freeze fresh mushrooms?

    Ok, Thanks.

    Here is my thinking. You have to be gentle with mushrooms, they hold water.

    I freeze green peppers all the time, but when they thaw, they're really limp.They're good for some recipes. I'm thinking the same for the s'rooms. Good for soups and stews, not deep fried.

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  • Re: Can you freeze fresh mushrooms?

    Fryegirl59
    Good for soups and stews, not deep fried.

     

    Then how come you can buy Frozen Breaded Mushrooms  to deep fry????

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