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Fried chicken mushrooms

rworange | Dec 8, 2011 09:36 PM

While I haven't found the reason for the name (they don't taste like fried chicken or have much flavor) I am guessing it is the texture which is crunchy.

This site writes

http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/Mush...

"Fried chicken mushroom is considered second-rate, and it is when you sauté it with onions and garlic. But Asian cooks consider it first-rate because that's how it tastes when they use it correctly—in soups, stew, and sauces. Its sweet flavor, chewy texture, and slight okra-like thickening effect make it perfect for such dishes. "

Well, I fried it so I might buy it again and try it in a soup.

It also seems to be used in Eastern European recipes

Polish Marinated Fried Chicken Mushrooms
http://www.wildmushroomrecipes.org/re...

Slovenian "Chicken" Goulash
http://www.wildmushroomrecipes.org/re...

Scientific name: Lyophyllum decastes

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