The Horse Mushroom (Agaricus arvensis) is a sought-after mushroom related to the button mushrooms that you buy at the supermarket.
On Sunday, I collected a couple of pounds worth growing by a dead tree trunk in a park nearby as I was walking about the neighbourhood with a sleeping baby in his stroller.
Gilled. Big. Pleasant smell. It is one of the 'most delicious edible mushrooms'.
Fry 'em up. Tempura them. Put into soups.
Have with a T-Bone steak.
Enjoy with a Porterhouse steak.
A Rib-Eye steak would accompany some sauted mushrooms well.
And a nice bottle of red wine, methinks.
Anyway. This is my first big find of edible mushrooms this year.
I am hoping to bump into a stump covered in Oyster mushrooms sometime.
I will keep my eyes peeled.
And once I cook a few of these up, I'll report on them.
Don't worry. I've checked and rechecked. I've asked the advice of 2 independent experts who both agree. I have also have my Roger Philips' Mushrooms textbook on my side.
Mungo Says don't ever eat fungus unless you have 100% identified them. Many mushrooms have visual analogues that can be mildy poisonous to deadly poisonous.
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