Q: Can you freeze fresh sliced raw mushrooms?
— Maxine Rohner
A: You can freeze sliced fresh mushrooms, but you may not be happy with the results. Mushrooms are mostly water, so they tend to get a little slimy when frozen and aren't good to use raw after thawing.
Even if you intend to cook with them, I recommend sauteing the mushrooms first, then freezing them. Not only will they be ready to simply thaw and use in the future, but cooked mushrooms will hold up better.
In the future if you want to freeze fresh mushrooms, I recommend starting out with whole mushrooms and freezing them on a baking sheet individually. Once frozen, place them in a freezer bag or container. Even using this method, however, the mushrooms will become too soft when thawed to use raw.
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