3 oz dried porcini mushrooms
2 c Kosher salt
3 T red pepper flakes
2 T dried thyme
1 T freshly ground black pepper
Dump your dried ’shrooms in the food processor and pulse a few times to chop them up uniformly. If the lid of your food processor isn’t on tight, a fine mist of mushroom dust will erupt from the crack, so check the seal before you continue blitzing. Turn the processor on for 2 min or as long as it takes for the mushrooms to break down into a fine powder. (If you use a super-charged blender like a Vitamix, you’ll finish in less time.) Warning: Do not open the container immediately after switching off your processor. A mushroom cloud will literally explode out of the top and you’ll find yourself coughing up Magic Mushroom Powder for the next few min. Instead, be patient and let the powder settle before you open it. In a large bowl, combine the powdered mushrooms, salt, red pepper flakes, dried thyme, and freshly cracked black pepper. Stir well to combine. Once the red pepper flakes are evenly distributed, you’re all set! Makes about 4 cups.