Used for alcoholic fermentation, enzymes, protease-glue, citric acid, galic acid, vitamins, Roquefort and Camembert cheese, important for antibiotics.
Fungus picking is a popular pastime, particularly on the continent. They have a low calorie value but create a fullness, and is an essential in dieting. Its taste is a substitute for meat and veg.
Fungi must be identified correctly.
Cut off carefully.
Placed in an airy container.
Do not mix with other fungi.
Freezing: must be fresh and firm, clean and sliced. Freeze fast. Lasts for six
Drying: from fresh. Slice into thin threads, place in a dry room.
Preparation: It can be prepared in a number of ways cooked with bacon/coriander and garlic, parsley or stewed in white wine. The best recipe is however:
Trumpette de la morte avec creme
500 grams of fungus
half a lemon
2 spoonfuls of fresh cream
Wash, chop, cook in butter with lemon juice. add s+p. 20m later add cream, cook 5m, garnish. Serve on its own or with omelette.
'S.A.S handbook' recommends "stewing well, drying and storing for stews."