These dried King Oyster mushrooms are a great way of storing mushrooms for a long period of time. They provide a large amount of taste in a small form factor. King Oyster mushrooms are renowned for their thick stem that fits its ‘king’ name by being the largest in its family. Being very similar in taste to the Blue Oyster mushroom, this mushroom has an even meatier texture. Due to their dense body, they are able to maintain a succulent texture when cooked.
When rehydrated, these dried mushrooms can increase their weight by approximately 10 times. They can then be used normally as you would with the fresh variant of this mushroom or used to add taste to dishes.
Dried King Oyster Mushrooms
These mushrooms can be rehydrated by putting them in water for 20 minutes before use. This will allow the dried mushrooms to reabsorb water content by approximately 10 times, allowing them to reach almost the same water level as the fresh variant.
Whilst this is a great way of utilising these mushrooms, chefs use them as seasoning to add taste to their dishes by crushing them up into powder or small pieces and sprinkling them on top of their dish.