Boletus appendiculatus

Filed under:General — eric @ 3:48 am

Before dinner last night I harvested a bumper crop of Boletus appendiculatus the recent rains had coaxed out of our yard. These are close relatives of the Italian porcini mushroom, and are considered among the most tasty of wild mushrooms. I saw plenty of them last year, but didn’t eat. I’ve read up on them all year long, though, and have put them at the top of the “to hunt for” list. I deep fried them in a small pan of melted butter until they were about half as big as they started and put them atop a pasta with tomato-alfredo sauce. Mmmm-mmmm-good!

(Before collecting these or any other mushrooms yourself, know what you’re doing. The visual differences between gastronomical heaven and hell are often sleight.)

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  1. Glad to see another weblogger who is also a mycophagist. Can’t recall having seen that bolete in my area, Western MA, but each year I strive to add new edible species to my basket. 35 and counting, at present. I’m going out in the woods later today in search of the first chanterelles of the year! A co-worker found some in VT last week.

    Comment by Marty — 6/22/2001 @ 2:51 am

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