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.