Cooking and Baking

Your best mushroom de-gritting strategy?

Anyone have a particularly effective approach to getting the grit out of dried mushrooms?

I break the dried mushrooms down to the size I want, put them in a small pitcher, and pour about a cup of boiling water over them. Then, I let them stand, giving them an occasional poke. When I use them, I scoop out the mushroom pieces, being careful to not disturb the dirt residue at the bottom, and add most of the fluid above the level of the sediment).

I frequently find grains of sand or dirt in the finished product, however, and although I've simply regarded this as one of those things you have to live with, I'm wondering...

Any of you successfully de-grit you reconstituted dried mushrooms?


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