• To Peel or Not to Peel? That is the Question

    To Peel or Not to Peel? That is the Question

    I peel! but who knew this little piece of fungus could cause so much debate?

    I peel them as i have heard most commercial mushrooms are grown in reconstituted horse poo, and i prefer my meals without that special ingredient.

    But my husband tells me not to peel them. (my kitchen, my rules)
    They can’t be washed as i feel that ruins them, as they absorb water and will make them mushy
    when you cook them.

    A friend of mine is a fantastic chef and they peel them as they want everything that goes out the kitchen to be perfect.

    I know keeping the skin on is better for you (like most things – except pork which is a shame as i love pork crackling) as it has most of the nutrients, perhaps i need to think about just wiping them or brushing them, but old habits are hard to break.

    What do you do?

    Make sure you keep mushrooms in a paper bag in the fridge