Dry your mushrooms after harvesting

We forage for mushrooms after a couple days of rain when they seem to pop out everywhere!  Our favorites are chanterells, lobster tail, oyster, and chicken of the woods.

I dry them on newspaper for a week or until hard and then put them in a paper bag (not plastic in case there is any moisture left in them).

We take a bag of dried mushrooms when we cook outdoors on the fire.  Add a little water to them and they reconstitute with a “fresh picked” flavor and taste great on a steak!

You can speed up the process of drying with a dehydrator or can them in glass Mason jars.

Oyster mushrooms:

Oyster Mushrooms

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