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Cooking morels in your freeze dried meals?
« on: May 12, 2021, 07:13:04 PM »
Anyone have any experience throwing morels or any raw mushroom in your freeze dried meals and letting the boiling water cook them? Iím unsure if there would be enough heat for long enough.

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Re: Cooking morels in your freeze dried meals?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2021, 07:57:51 PM »
Sounds tasty, but I really don't want to put any fungus in my back country meals. I've had the same idea as well.

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Re: Cooking morels in your freeze dried meals?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2021, 08:01:42 PM »
No, but Iím pretty sure it would be awesome.
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Re: Cooking morels in your freeze dried meals?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2021, 08:50:04 PM »
That would be tasty.👍
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Re: Cooking morels in your freeze dried meals?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2021, 09:06:52 PM »
Peak refuel has a chicken & rice dish that has a bunch of mushrooms...its pretty good

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Re: Cooking morels in your freeze dried meals?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2021, 09:50:46 PM »
Chantrelles in a beef and noodle would be great.

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Re: Cooking morels in your freeze dried meals?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2021, 05:51:25 AM »
Peak refuel has a chicken & rice dish that has a bunch of mushrooms...its pretty good

Yes but those are pre cooked and freeze dried .

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Re: Cooking morels in your freeze dried meals?
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2021, 06:34:00 AM »
I can't see how boiling in water would not be enough. If they're dried they might cook faster if rehydrated first. Maybe put the shrooms in first for a while, then add the rest of the meal for the required time.
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Re: Cooking morels in your freeze dried meals?
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2021, 07:51:06 AM »
I would if I had some around.

You could always test by putting them in a cup of boiling water and see what happens.  If they don't cook to your liking, try cooking then dehydrating and that should work. 

Sounds good.

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Re: Cooking morels in your freeze dried meals?
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2021, 08:18:34 AM »
We dehydrate our Morels, then just throw them in some warm water to rehydrate them before cooking - works awesome, and they don't weigh anything. Be great for backpacking, and they last forever that way.

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Re: Cooking morels in your freeze dried meals?
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2021, 05:38:05 PM »
I can't see how boiling in water would not be enough. If they're dried they might cook faster if rehydrated first. Maybe put the shrooms in first for a while, then add the rest of the meal for the required time.

I donít know why I didnít think of that.. of course that would work. Just throw them in the water while your getting it hot then poor it all in the pouch. Perfecto.

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Re: Cooking morels in your freeze dried meals?
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2021, 08:34:53 AM »
Not sure if thereís a difference between rehydrating them vs. cooking them. As far as I understand it, Morels need to be ďcookedĒ for 8-12 min so they donít give you GI issues. Not sure if hot water will ďcookĒ them enough ? Iíve got a bunch already though and Iím down to try it...

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Re: Cooking morels in your freeze dried meals?
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2021, 12:57:31 PM »
I ended up finding morels every day for 3 days last week and cooked them into my meals each time. Seemed to work great. Didnít have any problems gut wise. I would throw them in the water for the last minute or so before it came to a boil then they cooked with the meal for the 10 minutes or so. 

Also when it comes to dehydrated morels they really arenít very good unless you rehydrate then for at least a day before cooking preferably in milk.

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Re: Cooking morels in your freeze dried meals?
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2021, 02:46:54 PM »
Most wild mushrooms should be cooked over a skillet or in the oven. Some of the chemicals on fungi dissipate with heat. I'm unsure that adding raw dried mushrooms to boiling water would do the trick.
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Re: Cooking morels in your freeze dried meals?
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2021, 11:57:00 AM »
Most wild mushrooms should be cooked over a skillet or in the oven. Some of the chemicals on fungi dissipate with heat. I'm unsure that adding raw dried mushrooms to boiling water would do the trick.

Not dried, fresh picked.

 


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