Want Crispy-Edge Mushroom Perfection? Don’t Wash ‘Em

September 29, 2015

Oh, the joys of a pan of sautéed mushrooms: that golden-brown color, the slightly crispy edges, the rich, full flavor—it doesn’t take much to make these little guys delicious. But if your usual move is to bring them home from the market and immediately stick them under a running faucet—stop! Here’s why you should never wash your mushrooms:

Once wet, mushrooms are nearly impossible to fully dry, which makes it less likely they’ll take on that coveted golden color and those crispy edges when you sauté them. Worse still, if you wash and then store mushrooms in a sealed…