Peeling mushrooms

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  1. rpooley

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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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  2. millionsknives

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    You mean like this?  http://www.cheftalk.com/t/62751/how-to-flute-a-mushroom

    Makes nice presentation but it certainly has a old hotel / banquet feel. I flute mushrooms sometimes if I am going to roast them whole.

    Remember the reason for extra knife work is so you can charge more :D
     
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  3. rpooley

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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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  4. luis de vence

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    I still peel mushrooms and I agree with you, it definitely helps destress.
     
  5. chefross

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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.
     
  6. flipflopgirl

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    Nothing like peeing where you eat ;-)

    mimi
     
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  7. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    You also do this with slightly less than fresh mushrooms.
     
  8. rpooley

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      Sorry, I haven't heard this idiom.  Help?   :)
     
  9. oregonyeti

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    I would bet this is the main reason, and I think lemon juice on fish is for the same reason. But I'm no chef.
     
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  10. chefross

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    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.
     
  11. flipflopgirl

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    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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