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Maitake Sweet Potato Hash for breakfast today -- on a damp, cool, cloudy Fall morning.

The Hen of the Woods was smaller and therefore well suited to chopping up for the Hash.
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I love getting/adding fresh herbs from the garden.
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I got out my old cast iron skillet. It superbly handled everything. I'm finding that the no stick skillets don't work well for me when I want some heat, as in browning, singing.
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Man if I had a nickel every time someone on this site asked for an ID of an oyster or chicken of the woods, Id be able to afford to buy the mushrooms at the store instead of finding them.
 

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Lobster Mushroom Encrusted Arctic Char

What to do with just a few Lobster Mushrooms?

The recipe that enchanted me was for Walleye, but I couldn't find any fresh Walleye locally (Central OH). So I went with a great looking Arctic Char filet.

The Lobster mushrooms first were sliced, dried and then converted to powder. I used a whirling blade version of a coffee bean grinder.

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In the dehydrator, below.

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After drying for several hours they were snappy crisp to convert to powder.

I dunked the Arctic Char in half & half and dredged them in the Lobster Mushroom powder, below.

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The recipe called for shimmering oil to which a pat or two of butter is added just before laying in the Arctic Char filet.

Supposedly, the butter is quickly absorbed into the dried Lobster Mushroom pieces and powder and keeps it from burning as readily.

It worked as the crisp crust gave way to super moist and tender Arctic Char flesh -- over a bed of wild rice below!!

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Lobster Mushroom Encrusted Arctic Char

What to do with just a few Lobster Mushrooms?

The recipe that enchanted me was for Walleye, but I couldn't find any fresh Walleye locally (Central OH). So I went with a great looking Arctic Char filet.

The Lobster mushrooms first were sliced, dried and then converted to powder. I used a whirling blade version of a coffee bean grinder.

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In the dehydrator, below.

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After drying for several hours they were snappy crisp to convert to powder.

I dunked the Arctic Char in half & half and dredged them in the Lobster Mushroom powder, below.

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The recipe called for shimmering oil to which a pat or two of butter is added just before laying in the Arctic Char filet.

Supposedly, the butter is quickly absorbed into the dried Lobster Mushroom pieces and powder and keeps it from burning as readily.

It worked as the crisp crust gave way to super moist and tender Arctic Char flesh -- over a bed of wild rice below!!

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Fall mushroom time is upon us!! 馃槑 馃尀
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Wow!! I've been on a Fall wild mushroom kick and enjoying it.

To continue today, I got out a container of frozen Chanterelle Soup from this Summer and had it for lunch today with good ole Ritz crackers with a sliver of Dilled Havarti Cheese and Parsley garnish.

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During the season, I find/get all the Chanterelles I want and so, don't harvest a lot -- typically just enough for a few dinners at any one time. However, on one occasion my neighbor and I harvested lots of Chanterelles and then and we both worked to make a huge pot of Chanterelle Soup. We both took enough fresh for several dinners and enough for several frozen containers each.

This pic above was one of those frozen Chant Soups thawed today. I'm here to say it was as good as when we first made it. The remaining one I'll hold till January!!

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Yea! The Hedge Hog Mushrooms from 5 days ago were still good enough to cook with tonight.

As I had leftover baked potatoes also, I decided to do a Hedge Hog Twice Baked Potato.

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Twice Baked Potato with Butter, Thyme, Shredded Cheese, Sour cream & sauteed Hedgehog Mushrooms over the top.

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Central OH - Franklin County


Today I found a clean, tender Hen of the Woods/Maitake and brought it home with me.

"a" means only one - a single one -- good thing it was in excellent shape since I couldn't be choosy, HA!

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Several well developed Northern Tooth Fungus.

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And then this, below: Any help on id? I should have but didn't bruise the gills to see if it was some type of lacterius. All 3 mushrooms joined into one large stalk that went back into the notch of the tree roots/base. The gills end abruptly at a distinctive edge of the stalk. The woods have been extremely dry the last 2-3 weeks. The mushroom felt like an Oyster, being moist and heavy.

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Central OH - Franklin County


Today I found a clean, tender Hen of the Woods/Maitake and brought it home with me.

"a" means only one - a single one -- good thing it was in excellent shape since I couldn't be choosy, HA!

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Several well developed Northern Tooth Fungus.

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And then this, below: Any help on id? I should have but didn't bruise the gills to see if it was some type of lacterius. All 3 mushrooms joined into one large stalk that went back into the notch of the tree roots/base. The gills end abruptly at a distinctive edge of the stalk. The woods have been extremely dry the last 2-3 weeks. The mushroom felt like an Oyster, being moist and heavy.

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That is a beautiful hen!! I've never seen one that light colored. the bottom pics could be elm oysters. The gills do end abruptly like this. The color looks right but I'm not sure about the wavy margin. Did they have a slight anise smell?
 

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cwlake - I don't recall an anise smell. I'll check out Elm Oyster. Somewhere in the las 1/2 year I came across a pic that looked like the wavy edges on those 3 white mushrooms above. --I just wish I could remember where. Well, then I could have been more diligent -- like bringing one home, doing a spore print etc. HA! didn't happen.

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