Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wild 'shrooms

My husband surprised me the other day with a box full of wild mushrooms. And, boy, were they giant! He's been looking for two years for the elusive "hen of the woods" mushroom. Last week, he got a call from a guy he met through work who had seen wild mushrooms in a local cemetary. Josh went to check it out, and he came back home with these beauties.

He added the dollar bill to show just how giant the one mushroom was. He was so excited about his find. It really was an amazing mushroom.

Josh washed it off and cut it up into pieces like cauliflower.

He put a bunch of the pieces in baggies to freeze. The rest of the giant mushroom is still in the fridge. He fried up a few pieces in oil so we can try a few small batches to make sure it wasn't poisonous. Thank goodness, we felt fine in the morning. The mushroom had a nutty flavor, almost like a fried hashbrown. Josh heard that the mushrooms were terrific with eggs. We're going to have eggs and mushrooms tomorrow.

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