Coral Tooth Mushroom

For Fungi Friday I'll be showing off some Coral Tooth Mushrooms aka Hericium Coralloides. My daughter purchased these for me from a Farmers Market that was in the area.

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The tips on these mushrooms did actually brown a little more from the time they were purchased as I didn't get them from her for a couple of days.

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I originally wanted the Lion's Mane but these are what she brought me and I'm not complaining since it was a first for me trying these and they were delicious!

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They really needed no cleaning at all so after I took a few photos I sliced them down.

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Preparation was easy too! I decided I was just going fry them in a little butter ...

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... and once done I only added some fresh ground pepper and salt.

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There was a recipe that I wanted to try with the Lion's Mane and I could've used these instead but it would've taken just a little more preparation so I decided to hold off on that and get these babies fried up and on the plate!

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They were so delicious! If I never cooked them any other way then that would be fine as they were that good! I thought they may be a little dry but they weren't at all and I could see why it is compared to the Lion's Mane mushroom as it did remind me very much of lobster. I think it would be an awesome meat type substitute for anyone that is vegan also. Of course most mushrooms would be as well. So, I wasn't unhappy at all and was pleasantly surprised. I would definitely get these again but not too often as they were $7.00 for approximately a quarter pound. Worth it to try and treat one self just every now and then! 💖

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All photos and text by me @deerjay. All rights reserved.

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Looks like a cauliflower! :)
I never had those.

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Thanks so much @ewkaw!! Funny story is that my daughter couldn't remember the name so I sent the seller an email and searched under the term cauliflower looking mushroom although I suspected some type of tooth mushroom. Finally after waiting a week with no reply I called the seller and he answered and I got the name. I wasn't too happy that he didn't answer my email but he was nice enough on the phone. 😏🙂

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Oh I know the struggle.. sometimes I look for names for plants or bugs and there is no way I can get it. I try all those weird searches too in case something pops.
Then usually someone here knows the name :)

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'delicios' is exactly the 1st word that comes to mind, looking at these images. simply splendid!!!

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Thank you very much @hive-166168!! I was very pleasantly surprised and cooking them couldn't have been any easier..yum! 😋

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What a nice treat Dee.💞 I’ve never had these but they look delicious.
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Thanks so much Jo!! Yep, only a treat at those prices..lol. They were so good though and I'm glad I got to try them. Have a wonderful weekend Jo!! 💞

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I have never seen let alone tasted Coral Tooth mushrooms Dee, they looked absolutely delicious cooked in butter with pepper and salt. New they a mushroom speciality in your neck of the woods?💜

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Thanks so much Angie! I've never seen any while out on the trails. I've heard of them but didn't know they could even be found here. I was happy my daughter got them and I got to try them though. 😋 💕

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