Tuesday, June 22, 2010

King Oyster Mushrooms Two Ways

I saw these King Oyster mushrooms at the market the other day. Aren't they astounding?

I couldn't make up my mind what I wanted to do with them - so I didn't. One half, I sauteed in butter and olive oil, and sprinkled with smoked salt.

Holy jeebus, these were tasty.

The other half, I egg washed and breaded, and pan-fried in olive oil. Once again, tasty.

Both preparations, since they were so simple, really let the mushrooms' flavor and texture shine through. Meaty, earthy, etc., you know, all those words used to describe mushrooms. Why not just say mushroomy?

Bottom line - if you find these in your market, buy them.

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doggybloggy said...

good choices - I will take both please.

Vicki said...

Hey doggybloggy - Thank you :) I'm thinking of battering and frying next.

kirbie said...

Look delicious! I love king oyster mushrooms.

Vicki said...

Hi kirbie - This was the first time I've had them, and now I'm hooked!

The Food Hunter said...

I've never had this kind of mushroom but your two recipes make me want to try them.

Vicki said...

Hi Food Hunter - If you find them, try them! They're delicious.

Mushrooms Canada said...

Mmmmm I love deep fried anything, but deep fried mushrooms are my weakness! I have actually never tried the king oysters battered and deep fried though... I usually just BBQ them with lots of BBQ sauce. Yum! Thanks for sharing!
- Brittany

Vicki said...

Hi Brittany - I never would've thought BBQ sauce. Thanks for the idea!