Dried Cloud Ear Mushrooms
Cloud ear mushrooms are a ruffle-edged, thin black mushroom very similar in appearance, texture and taste to wood ear mushrooms, but smaller in size and slightly more mild in flavor.
Rinse mushrooms under cold running water to remove any possible debris. To rehydrate prior to use, place desired amount into a bowl covered with boiling water and let soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse well, or add directly to recipe that will cook for at least 25 minutes.
cloud ear mushrooms.
Often found in various Asian cuisines, cloud ear mushrooms have a distinctive, semi-crisp texture. In the pork filling of these lettuce wraps, the mushrooms echo the crispness of the lettuce as well as the shallot and peanut garnishes, creating a deliciously crunchy dish.