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Beefsteak Fungus

Observed: 10th September 2011 By: philjunebridephiljunebride’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensphiljunebride’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensphiljunebride’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Approx 30cm in diameter

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

miked's picture

Did you prod it?

Did you prod it?

PamBarrett's picture

We sliced it up and brought

We sliced it up and brought it home! A bit yucky, but we are going to try and eat it. Any recommendations?

miked's picture

Not tried eating this

Not tried eating this species, never thought it particularly appealing.
Did have a 'local wild mushroom' dish at a pub recently and the wild mushrooms were Auricularia auricula-judae which seemed a bit poor as I was expecting Boletus edulis. However the sauce helped them to taste reasonable anyway and I had not eaten this species before (other than tasting little bits raw off branches). After hearing that a few fresh B.edulis had cost the chief on the food program £50 this morning perhaps just as well they were not used in the pub meal.

PamBarrett's picture

Wow. £50 really?! We are

Wow. £50 really?! We are picking basket fulls at the moment. More than we know what to do with. We had a mound of them on toast for breakfast this morning, Delicious.

anonymous spotter's picture

Sliced and fried -

in your favourite / healthiest oil or fat, would be my recommendation for beefsteak fungus. Tastes rather cheesy in my experience.

PamBarrett's picture

Thanks. we will give that a

Thanks. we will give that a try.