Back after a posting hiatus with news that my friend KP, who’s a bit of a mushroom expert, has helped me to identify some edible mushroom species growing on our property and I’ve been enjoying some small but delicious mushroomy treats over the last couple of weeks.
Today’s pickings looked like this:
They are really delicious, lightly fried in butter (plus a generous dollop of cream to enrich the sauce), with a much richer flavour than the supermarket variety.
My Field Guide to the Fungi of Australia by A M Young, thinks that this species is Agaricus augustus, sometimes commonly called The Prince in England and Europe.
Certainly has a princely flavour. I hope they continue to appear each year. It’s nice to think I have a food source I can actually ‘hunt & gather’.