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Dried Polish Mushrooms for Traditional Polish Christmas Dinner

Dried Mushrooms are a staple when it comes to Traditional Christmas Dinners. Cooking with Imported Polish Sliced Dried Porcini Mushrooms – Borowik Szlachetny is easy and delicious. One of the most frequently asked question we get is how do I cook with dried mushrooms.

There are three ways you can prepare dried mushrooms:

  • Soak in hot water for 20 minutes and cut as necessary reserve broth as ingredient
  • Soak in cold water for 2-4 hours and cut as necessary reserve broth as ingredient
  • Powder dried mushrooms in food processor and add to recipes.

Reconstituted dried mushrooms have a ton of flavor and are usually combined with sliced or chopped fresh mushrooms depending on the recipe. Every family has their own special way of using them.

Barszcz Czysty CzerwonyHere are some traditional Wigilia dishes:

  • Christmas Eve Red Borscht with Uszka (mushroom ravioli) – Barszcz Czysty Czerwony
  • Christmas Eve Mushroom Soup – Zupa Grzybowa z Kluski – Mushroom Soup with Noodles
  • Mushroom and Sauerkraut Pierogi
  • Gołabki with grain filling (buckwheat, pearl barley, millet, or rice) and dried forest mushrooms.

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