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This was inspired by some comments in another thread, but I'm curious - Do you use fresh mushrooms or canned mushrooms and why do you use one or the other?<br><br><br><br>
In my opinion canned mushrooms look like slugs and taste like... well... like nothing really...and according to the label have no nutritional value either...weird... So, I'm interested in what people see in them or why they use them.<br><br><br><br>
I can understand the convenience factor that some canned mushroom fans mentioned, but in my own highly scientific study, it only took 40 seconds longer to rinse a cup of fresh tiny button mushrooms under the sprayer, cut them in half into a sautee pan; rather than opening, draining and dumping canned mushrooms into pan...<br><br><br><br>
And from there, it takes about the same amount of time to sautee with a little EB and wine, or whatever.<br><br><br><br>
Or do you use them cold out of the can? {shudder} Maybe I'm missing something.<br><br>
Eh...just curious.
 

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Depends on what I'm making.<br><br><br><br>
I prefer canned if I'm adding them to something like sauce mainly because canned ones are already soft and squishy and small so they go with the sauce well.<br><br><br><br>
Anything else I use fresh like pesto-stuffed mushrooms or mushrooms in a stew, etc.
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">I will occasionally use canned, diced portobellos on a pizza or in a sauce. Sometimes the fresh ports here are very expensive and look pretty crummy. So rather than drop the money on some sick-looking overpriced 'shrooms I will just drop $0.60 and call it good.<br><br><br><br>
I definitely prefer fresh in most instances, though.</span>
 

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I don't ever buy canned mushrooms. Fresh is the way to go, IMO.
 

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Canned ones are like slugs as you said. I have a real aversion to slimy food. Fresh is best. i don't even like fresh cooked too much. I prefer fresh raw or stir fried. But when they are cooked a long time and become a bit slimy...I can't deal. but fresh and raw. Yum.
 

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I love fresh but will resort to canned...they keep in the cupboard so if I have a craving for something with mushrooms I don't have to run to the store and get some. When I plan ahead it's always fresh. Fresh rules! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Fresh! I always buy organic too. Do they even sell organic mushrooms in the can? I like to sautee my mushrooms with olive oil. Makes my feel very chef-y! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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fresh if im eating them the day i buy them.. for some reason, my fridge makes them go bad within 24 hours..<br><br>
Canned the rest of the time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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Canned ones aren't slimy. They have the same texture as canned olives.<br><br><br><br>
I'm like others - it depends on what i'm using the mushies for. I tend to prefer canned mushrooms on pizza, and that's about it. I really love eating them straight out of the can though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Fresh ones always. I just really dislike the canned ones. I love dried shi-take mushrooms too, couldn't get along without them for certain dished.
 

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I rarely use canned. I quite often use dried shiitakes. But there are some lovely locally grown oysters available here that are just wonderful!!! why would I want anything else?
 

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I have never had canned mushrooms. They scare me a bit, honestly. I don't feel like they belong in cans. I don't think its a big hassle dealing with fresh mushrooms. Frozen mushrooms weird me out a little too... dried I'm ok with..<br><br><br><br>
I wonder if my aversion has anything to do with that episode of All In The Family where Edith thinks she fed Archie recalled poisonous canned mushrooms??
 

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Most veges in a tin freak me out, but of all of them mushies give me the biggest shudders. Not that I've tried them but I remember having to cook with them in high school and they felt like slugs as well as looking like them. Nothing beats a fresh mushie imo
 
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