Mushroom hunting is a favorite pastime of the Slovaks. Up in the mountains one has to get up at 5 in the morning, to beat all the rest of them mushroom hunters. I thought I'd show you amurricans and other urban spoiled creatures how mushroom really grow out there.
What does one do with the collected mushroom? Well, portabellas and champignons are great breaded and deep fried.
Cep, aka Penny Bun (Boletus reticulamus) is the best of them. We use it in omelettes, or in a mushroom paprikash - a creamy sauce with gnocchi. Easier to find and available widely across the U.S. is any of the xerocomi.
Some mushroom can be pickled, some baked with a bit of salt. What do you do with your mushrooms?
Portabella mushroom au naturel. As organic as they get.
Catch of the day. A big 'liver' mushroom on top. Those grow on trees.