How To Dry Shiitakes

Shiitakes contain many of the same amino acids you find in various meats. They’re full of B vitamins and minerals, we could go on, but the gist of it is that, your body will thank you. Never tried em? They’ve got a wild umami taste. You can add them to your stirfries, make a broth, or use them for dashi (instead of fish) and soups.

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How To Dry Shiitakes

We love to have these on hand for soups and broths and stir fry. This works with any type of mushroom, but we like dried shiitakes best!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time5 hrs
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Preservation
Dietary Need: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian


  • shiitakes (any mushroom will do, but we think dried shiitakes are the yummiest)


  • Thinly slice your shiitakes.
  • Place on a baking sheet such that no slice touches another.
  • Leave on top of your radiator for a couple days, or put in the oven on the lowest setting.
  • Cook for many hours, until they are dried. Best to keep the oven slightly propped open.
  • Cool and jar!