Q. Do the stems of button mushrooms need to be trimmed before use. Is there any reason to do this?
A. Great question! The stems of button mushroom do not need to be trimmed before you use them. They are trimmed at the farm before being placed in the trays or bulk boxes. Basically the only prep required is a quick rinse under cold water and a pat down with paper towels.
There are other varieties however that should have the stems removed before use (only because they don't have a pleasant texture), and they are shiitake and portabellas. Mushrooms that need the stems trimmed before use include enoki and oysters.
posted by Brittany