Peeling mushrooms

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I was cooking with a French chef making some classic dishes a while back and we peeled the mushrooms.  They were white and gorgeous in the finished dish.  I don't do it much now but sometimes after a crappy day, it's meditative and the visual result is great.

Anyone else do this just for looks?  I know there's not much reason otherwise.
 
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Like this:


Yes, it does have a bit of "haute cuisine" but I'm telling you, after a hard day, a martini and the zen of this task are fantastic.
 
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Royal pain too.  

And my Chef had me scrape out the gills as well, before they were blanched, patted dry and filled with whatever......

As for the fluting....that's almost a lost art.....Took me many weeks to get the hand co-ordination to do it right.
 

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You also do this with slightly less than fresh mushrooms.
 
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You also do this with slightly less than fresh mushrooms.
Kuan...there is a time limit with which this will work. As they start to age, they become more and more difficult to peel, as you can imagine.
 
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Nothing like peeing where you eat ;-)

mimi
  Sorry, I haven't heard this idiom.  Help?   :)
It is an old work place saying.

I changed a word but basically the same message.

You could say it is about not dirtying the ground where you stand.

Sort of.

mimi

Google it.

m.
 
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