September is National Mushrooms month. I bet you already knew that! As I mentioned before it is also the time of year when people want to give you stuff from the garden, including mushrooms. My nephews friend, Tom always gives him mushrooms. But this must have been a really good year because we got a medium grocery bag full of these beauties. That's a lot of mushrooms. So its time to dehydrate.
Brush or wipe the mushrooms and slice into 1/8-1/4-inch slices, removing any tough woody stems. Place on the dehydrator tray at 130 degrees F for 8-12 hours. I turn mine every couple of hours if I think about it.
When done, the slices should feel dry and crisp and contain no moisture.
Store in air tight containers (mason jars, for me), and keep in a cool dry area of your pantry.
Use in soups and stews. They will taste like fresh after reconstituted in the liquid.