Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms

I love eating edible wild mushrooms . My favorite one is Chicken Of the Woods. It is a shelf mushroom which usually grows on Oak trees. You should always make sure you properly identify mushrooms before you prepare them for consumption. I always  by using google to check images of mushrooms and also by checking field guide books for proper identification.The best way to prepare it is to chop mushroom into 1 inch by 1/4 inch slices to equal 1 cup and put it in a saute pan with 3/4 cup of water with 2 Table Spoons of butter or if you are vegan Earth Balance Buttery spread and olive oil. Seasoned salt and pepper, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 /2 onion saute till water is evaporated add more butter or spread until onions caramelize.

These are one of the best tasting mushrooms . Some say they taste just like chicken. Being a vegetarian for over 5 years now. I never ever really miss eating meat. But I always enjoy mushrooms since I believe they are the closest tasting food to meat. So feel guilt free when you enjoy eating a meal with juicey delicious mushrooms!