Huitlacoche is also called corn fungus or Mexican truffles. It sounds and looks disgusting; the kernels turn into bulbous grey lumps in the infected corn. But nevermind the fact that it looks like something went and died on your corn–it’s actually really delicious. It’s like mushrooms, rich and earthy, says Das Ubergeek. It can be sauteed and folded into an omelet or used in a crepe filling. In fact, any mushroom recipe could employ huitlacoche.

The Goya brand has it canned, but fresh is best.

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