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Continued: How to ... find (and eat) hen-of-the-woods mushrooms

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As with all mushrooms, it is advisable to taste a small portion first, then wait a day or so to see if you experience an allergic reaction.

Hens-of-the-woods can be used in a variety of ways. Methods of preparing the tasty mushrooms are limited only by your imagination. Use them in any recipe that calls for mushrooms. Many recipes can be found on the Web. So can identifying photos. I prefer to simply sauté “hens” in butter and sprinkle lightly with steak seasoning.

Bill Marchel, an outdoors writer and photographer, lives near Brainerd.

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  • Sauté in butter, season lightly.

  • This hen-of-the-woods mushroom was found in late August. It grew at a typical location, the base of a bur oak tree.

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