Survey: Do You Wash Mushrooms Before Cooking Them?
Every time we cook with these perfect mushrooms, we stop for a sec and ask ourselves: to wash or not to wash? Should we just brush off the dirt and charge ahead? Or run them under water? What do you do?
Now, let’s hear from an expert. In his new Bitten blog for the New York Time, Mark Bittman says: “Mushrooms are made up mostly of water, and they are porous — but they’re also grown in dirt, which can stick to them, and you really don’t want to eat dirt. To clean mushrooms, rinse them – don’t soak them – and don’t worry about a little water.”