Dried Woodear Mushrooms
Choose 1or 6lbs
Wood ear mushrooms (aricularia polytricha aka black tree fungus, jelly ear fungus, tree ear) are mild-flavored mushrooms commonly used in stir fry and soups to add textural contrast. Once rehydrated their texture is crisp and crunchy.
Wood ears are perhaps most often used in Chinese cooking, but are also enjoyed in Japan and Thailand.
Store dried woodear mushrooms in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place.
RECIPES & TIPS
Dried wood ear mushrooms can be rehydrated by soaking them in boiling water until tender (How to Reconstitute Dried Mushrooms). They can also be added to soups or braises to rehydrate during the cooking process.
Wood ear mushrooms will increase in two to three times in volume as they absorb water during the rehydrating process. Once rehydrated they can be chopped into bite-sized pieces for use in soups, stir fry, etc.