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How do you clean your DRIED mushrooms?  

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I've tried soaking and straining, but my rehydrated porcinis still retain grit.

Besides buying better (cleaner) dried porcinis, is there anything I can do?
post #2 of 4
The only thing I can think of is to rub the rehydrated pieces with your fingers to try to free the grit up, then rinse (and strain the rinse water through a wetted towel).

Harold
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Sorry to be obtuse, but why strain the rinse water through a towel?

Is it so you could use it in the recipe? If so, would a coffee filter work just as well? (I suffer from a surplus of filters and a scarcity of towels.)
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Yes, a coffee filter works fine too. --Harold
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