Chicken of the woods fruiting conditions

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Fruiting Chicken of the Woods. Discussion in 'EDIBLE & MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS' started by Terry M, Apr 10, 2012. Terry M Member Mushroom Doctor. Joined: Jun 2, 2011 FC to replicate the warm spring conditions that it grew in originaly. I know it can be done but it seems no one has the answer to exactly how for us. Good luck! Trout Trout, Apr 10. My god, DELICIOUS! Just like BBQ chicken breast, except better. Cooked in chicken fat and grilled over hickory. DAMN! I must say the moisture content, even before cooking, is higher than the wild parent specimen. I found that one dry and tough on the interior. Next step is to get a strain that will fruit consistently. This one fruited 2/100 bags Video below: a gorgeous chicken of the woods mushroom growing on an old oak tree in a residential neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant, SC. This is a Laetiporus sulphureus, a chicken of the woods subspecies that grows above ground on the sides of standing trees/stumps; as you'll learn about below, other chicken subspecies grow out of underground tree roots Chicken of the woods are most commonly foraged in the wild. They are frequently found growing from wounds of oak trees or at the base of the tree. The mushroom can also be found on some types of conifers, sweet chestnut trees or willow trees. In the Northeast, these mushrooms appear from early spring to late autumn The Chicken of the Woods mushroom key identification characteristics make it easy to identify and distinguish from it's poisonous look alike. Chicken of the woods mushroom is a member of the laetiporus genus and 3 most common wild edible species are: 1) Laetiporus Sulphureus. 2) Laetiporus Cincinnatus. 3) Laetiporus Conifericola

Chicken of the woods fruiting blocks indoors - Laetiporus

  1. Most of the leftovers fruited on the shelves in the colonization area. I moved them into the grow space when they started blobbing through the patch. Low supplement sawdust block about 5% bran 93% hardwood/softwood blend pellets 2%
  2. Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus sulphureus) is famous for its delicious flavor and aroma. It is a good meat substitute with high protein content. The meat is both firm and tender and survives frying, cooking and stir frying. It can be frozen for a long time, cooked or uncooked, without losing its texture
  3. Chicken of the woods mushrooms are difficult to miss, even for amateur mushroom hunters. This fungus' impressive size and vibrant orange-yellow color make it stand out in even the most dimly lit forest conditions. It almost appears to be beckoning you towards it
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  5. Chicken of the woods is found growing on or at the base of dead or dying hardwood trees; most commonly on oak but also cherry or beech. It can also be found on dead conifer stumps. Chicken of the woods has been known to fruit on living trees as well. This bracket fungi is found throughout Canada, U.S., Europe, and parts of Asia
  6. The Chicken of the Woods mushroom is a polypore variety that grows on trees, the species described as both parasitic and saprotrophic. What this means is that the mushroom grows on trees, feeding off the host's nutrients until it dies, then continues to feed off the host as the timber rots

The only part of Laetiporus sulphureus that is usually edible is the growing edge of the fruiting body, Older parts of the fruiting body can sometimes be made palatable by boiling them in chicken soup for a couple hours. However, with L. cincinnatus the whole fruiting body is usually edible and, I think, more delicious. I've made soup, stir fry. Chicken of the woods is often described as an easy edible to identify, and it is certainly distinctive-looking, with masses of large yellow to orange shelves erupting in a tight group from a dead or dying tree (solitary fruiting bodies can occur but are rare)

Chicken of the woods mushrooms, also known as 'chicken fungus', is an edible species of mushrooms that taste incredibly similar to chicken meat which earned it the name 'chicken of the woods'.This mushroom species is easy to recognize from its yellow and orange colored fungal brackets that overlap each other and grow in clusters. You've come to the right place if you are interested. I have some wheat jars colonized with chicken of the woods (Laetiporus sulphureus) ready to be Fruiting bodies were grown under laboratory conditions in chambers at 21°C without low-temperature coat the substrate in pasturized hardwood bark before placing into fruiting conditions Just a thought . HorizonSpawn, May 13, 2012 #19. Fruiting may first occur as early as August of the planting year or as late as several years post inoculation. Chicken of the Woods sawdust spawn is available in 2.5 lb. or 5.5 lb. bags and will inoculate 6 or 12 logs respectively. Spawn can be purchased separately or as a kit (kits include sawdust spawn, autoclavable bags, collars, and foam plugs

However, the fungi are still in the haploid stage of their life cycle and cannot produce fruiting bodies until they encounter hyphae from another haploid individual. When they do, the fungi fuse to become one diploid organism, capable of producing fruiting bodies such as the fine chicken of the woods. Article by Hazel Gallowa Paul Stamets shows fruiting of Hen-of-the-Woods or Maitake mushrooms (Grifola frondosa) at Starship FP (Fungi Perfecti, LLC). He also shows a secret cultivat..

The chicken of the woods, or Laetiporus sulphureus, is a species of fungus that grows on trees, and is found in Europe and North America. The mushrooms grow in fan-shaped shelves on tree trunks and branches, typically overlapping in tiers. Its fruit bodies are a striking golden-yellow to bright orange in color Russians see the chicken of the woods as a naturally-growing antibiotic and use the fungus to treat some medical conditions as well as boost the immunity system of sick people. A lot of other mushrooms hold similar properties, many used for medicinal purposes

Chicken of the Wood comes back year after year until the mycelium web that hosts the mushroom decomposes the rotting log. The mushroom hangs on a bit longer until all the nutrients have been taken from the new soil that remains. You don't hurt things by harvesting the fruit as long as you cut it to harvest and leave the mycelium base Identifying Wood-Decay Fungi. by Christine Balk. Xylaria polymorpha - Dead man's fingers. Finger-like fruiting bodies are found on the roots or near the base of infected trees, typically in groups of three or more. Fruiting bodies are black with a white tip, resembling dead fingers rising out of the tree. All photos courtesy of the author You absolutely can eat chicken of the woods from any fruit tree, they are softer and tastier than those from oaks or willows. According to a toxicologist that I have spoken to recently, even CoTW from some poisonous trees would be ok, but that depends on whether the toxins can get absorbed by the mushroom or not Chicken of the Woods mushrooms are parasitic by nature and can sometimes absorb the oils from the tree it lives in. So when a Chicken of the Woods mushroom is found on a eucalyptus tree, it can often cause what feels like stomach flu due symptoms due to the amount of oil in the mushroom

Introducing the Chicken of the Woods Mushroom (Laetiporus

Laetiporus gilbertsonii, our local species of Sulphur Shelf or Chicken of the Woods, is a parasite on hardwoods — mainly oaks and eucalyptus.Its fruiting bodies can be found on stumps or on the trunk or base of the living tree. When young, the spongy shelves are pale salmon orange or pale pinkish orange Laetiporus is a genus of edible mushrooms found throughout much of the world. Some species, especially Laetiporus sulphureus, are commonly known as sulphur shelf, chicken of the woods, the chicken mushroom, or the chicken fungus because many think they taste like chicken.The name chicken of the woods is not to be confused with another edible polypore, Maitake (Grifola frondosa) known as hen.

Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms: Delicious Info & Plug

Pack of 100 plugs What is mushroom plug spawn? Mushroom plug spawn is spiral grooved hardwood dowels infused (inoculated) with a specific mushroom species, in this case chicken of the woods or sulphur shelf, chicken of the woods, the chicken mushroom, or the chicken fungus (Laetiporus sulphureus). The mushroom mycelium (the white, root-like network of cells Grifola frondosa, the Hen of the Woods, a.k.a. Sheepshead or Maitake . by Nik Zitomer and Tom Volk. Tom Volk's Fungus of the Month for November 2006. Please click TomVolkFungi.net for the rest of Tom Volk's pages on fungi For a Thanksgiving treat, click here for Fungal diseases that must be overcome to have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.. This month's fungus is one of my favorite. Once fruiting begins, Shiitakes will develop when the weather conditions are ideal for that particular strain. Some varieties can be force fruited to produce Shiitake even throughout the warm months. Logs often fruit for 4-8 years. Refer to the chart below for more specific information on Shiitake strains and fruiting times Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus) These orange and yellow mushroom brackets are growing on a dead tree in the woods at Mountain Lake Conservancy in Virginia. Also called sulphur shelf because of the color, this mushroom does not have gills. It is a polypore mushroom

Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms have been report ed The purpose of this review was to investigate the biological activities of extracts prepared from fruiting bodies of Fomes fomentarius. Here, we provide the first report of successful initiation and development of L. sulphureus fruiting bodies in large-scale experiments. Twelve Laetiporus strains were isolated from a natural habitat Chicken of the Woods Mushroom Benefits. The most obvious benefit of chicken-of-the-woods is that it's edible, at least while the fruiting body is young (older fruiting bodies get tough and brittle). Not only is it a good vegetarian chicken substitute, but it's a low-calorie, low-fat, high-protein food Chicken of the woods is a vital species, supporting a host of wildlife. There are some specialist beetles which only feed on bracket fungi like chicken of the woods, including the hairy fungus beetle (Pseudotriphyllus suturalis). It is also eaten by deer

The fruiting body of the fungus is what observers know as chicken of the woods. The fungus is also known as sulfur shelf because of the distinctive bright yellow to orange color it has when young. The mushroom has no gills, instead forming a fan-like or semicircular growth which is soft and spongy when young that hardens with age Laetiporus sulphureus, with its strident orange or sulphur-yellow colouring, is hard to miss. Known as Chicken-of-the-Woods or the Sulphur Polypore, this bracket fungus is seen most often on beech, oak, chestnut and less frequently on cherry and other hardwoods. Only rarely are these impressive fungi associated with conifers other than Yew Share. Posted September 23, 2018. Last year I harvested some Hen of the Woods from this large oak tree stump in my yard I had someone who was good with mushroom ID and tell me they were good and I cook them then cooked them then pickled them and have been eating them all year this year. Same tree stump now has two large mushrooms growing from it Chicken of the Woods (orange) and Hen of the Woods (brown) These mushrooms can be found in the spring if you are lucky, but will likely be found beginning in July through fall. They prefer decaying wood and so will grow on mature or dead trees and logs. Often they will be seen growing right out of the wood, but sometimes they might appear to be. Chicken of the woods are always found growing on the base of living or dead trees. They also form large clusters of overlapping brackets and have a vibrant yellow-orange color, which fades as the Chicken of the woods mushrooms grow old. Chicken of the woods are also known as Chicken fungus, sulphur shelf, and Chicken mushroom

Chicken of the Woods Identification & Poisonous Look Alik

Most full grown Chicken of the Woods grow anywhere from 2 to 20 inches across. The biggest brackets found in the wild can have a large fruiting body as big as 120 pounds.. The largest Chicken of the Woods mushroom was discovered by Ty Whitmore back in October of 2005 CHICKEN OF THE WOODS CULTIVATION Laetiporus sulphureus: Large bright orange fruiting bodies have a texture reminiscent of chicken and are great in soups and stir-fries. Plug Spawn - Great for first time mushroom log growers. They are usually used for small projects of 1-5 logs (you need to use more plugs per log with chicken of the woods than. Chicken mushrooms (or Chicken of the Woods) are saprophytes, meaning they (along with the majority of fungi) digest dead material. In this case: wood. Oak, mostly. If you've ever come across a hollow log lying in the forest, or a hollow tree with an owl peeking out, there's a good chance that chicken mushrooms were, at some point. The other edible mushrooms that are in season in April are chicken of the woods. Sprenger and I walked through the woods in Pittsboro near a creek. Oyster mushrooms were fruiting on nearly every.

[Gourmet] Chicken of the Woods (indoor growth parameters

I use an online machine-learning tool to ID these pictures, will add likely species/genus in the captions of the mega-album, but I wouldn't trust that tool enough to test edibility myself. The only edible shroom I know of, that's easy to find/harvest in the HV area, is chicken of the woods. Edit: kept hitting upload failures, will try again. Meripilus sumstinei [ Basidiomycetes > Polyporales > Meripilaceae > Meripilus . . . by Michael Kuo. With similar mushrooms known as the hen of the woods and the chicken of the woods, I think Meripilus sumstinei should be known as the rooster of the woods, just to add to the confusion--which is already fairly rampant, to judge from the hen-chicken, chicken-hen e-mails I receive confusing. Some species, especially Laetiporus sulphureus, are commonly known as sulphur shelf, chicken of the woods, the chicken mushroom, or the chicken fungus because many think they taste like chicken. The name chicken of the woods is not to be confused with the edible polypore, Maitake (Grifola frondosa) known as hen of the woods, or with. Chicken of the Woods: So named because of it's texture. Best when eaten young, this mushroom is silky and delicious when sauteed. Can be substituted in any dish that calls for chicken. Reishi: This mushroom is known to stimulate the immune system. Dried and grated, this mushroom is steeped in hot water for tea

Cultivating Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken of the Woods

Starting at $19.99. NEW! Fresh Maitake, or Hen-of-the-Woods, mushrooms. Organically cultivated in pristine conditions. A coveted prize of mushroom foragers around the world, the maitake grows in a distinctive cluster of leaf-like, flattened caps that look a bit like the feathers of a hen. With a firm, crunchy texture and fruity, earthy flavor. White-Pored Chicken of the Woods is an uncommon or rare, large, fleshy, bracket (shelf-like) fungus. It appears from July through October on the ground at the base of a hardwood tree, almost always an oak. It is both saprobic and parasitic. It invades the roots of live or dead trees causing brown rot

Drunken Chicken of the Woods. Directions: In a medium sautée pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. When oil starts to become fragrant (before smoke point) add Chicken of the Woods, stirring to coat the mushroom. Cook for 5 minutes. Add onions, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir, and cook for another 5-7 minutes until onion starts to brown The different species of the chicken of the woods mushroom are both saprotrophic (feeding on dead trees), and parasitic (attacking and killing live trees by causing the wood to rot). Whatever their method of feeding, you'll always find them growing on or at the base of a living or dead tree Laetiporus sulphureus is a species of bracket fungus (fungi that grow on trees) found in Europe and North America. Its common names are crab-of-the-woods, sulphur polypore, sulphur shelf, and chicken-of-the-woods.Its fruit bodies grow as striking golden-yellow shelf-like structures on tree trunks and branches. Old fruitbodies fade to pale beige or pale grey

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Video: Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms - the Complete Guide

Chicken of the Woods is a large, common, widespread, fleshy, bracket (shelf-like) fungus. It is one of the Foolproof Four, the four most easily identified mushrooms. It is usually saprobic, on decaying stumps and logs, but is sometimes parasitic, on the sides of injured trees. It enters the tree through a wound and infects the heartwood. a look at the chiken of the woods mushroom we have been harvesting from...and a look at what one week of growth looks like...its amazing...and a quick sau..

Grow Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus sulphureus

  1. a fresh cut log/stump Chicken- of-the-Woods Mushroom Log Growing Kit Fruiting Temperature: 60-80° F Ideal Wood Types: Douglas fir, spruce Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus conerificola) grows on softwoods including hemlocks, Douglas Fir, true firs, and spruce. Stumps, rather than cut logs, are the recommende
  2. utes. Add the onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook for another 5-7
  3. Sawdust spawn comes in bags approximately 5.5 lbs each. Inoculation: Chicken of the Woods does best in oak logs. After colonization period in filter patch bags above ground, Chicken of the Woods logs should be partially buried under 2 inches of top soil. The mushrooms will fruit from logs and emerge out of the soil

Chicken Of The Woods Identification: Pictures, Habitat

  1. When walking in the woods, if you stumble upon a large yellow or orange shelved mushroom growing on a tree, it is quite possible you have found a species of Laetiporus, colloquially known as chicken of the woods, among other name variations.If cooked correctly, it does in fact taste like chicken
  2. Chicken salad with olive oil, curry powder or green herbs (such as thyme or tarragon), nuts, and chopped or dried fruit (such as apples, grapes, or raisins) Tacos with whole-grain corn tortillas.
  3. Chicken-of-the-Woods Mushroom Growing Log 13 long 3-4 in diameter NOTE: THIS PRODUCT IS INOCULATED TO ORDER AND MUST GO THROUGH AN INCUBATION PERIOD OF 3-6 MONTHS DEPENDING ON SPECIES SELECTED. PRE-INOCULATED Edible Mushroom Log: Simply put your log in a shady spot outside, and wait. Thes
  4. Dried Mushroom Seeds - 1 oz of Chicken of The Woods Mushroom Spawn Mycelium to Grow Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms at Home. for Outdoor Use Only!!! 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 $12.95 $ 12 . 9
  5. The chicken of the woods is an easy-to-spot bracket fungus due to its distinctive sulphur-yellow colour; in fact, it is also called the 'Sulphur polypore'. It grows high up on the trunks of standing deciduous trees, such as oak. Fungi belong to their own kingdom and get their nutrients and energy from organic matter, rather than photosynthesis.

Outdoor Mushroom Log Kits contain a drill bit, complete instructions, sealing wax, a wax applicator, and 100ct plug spawn. Chicken of the Woods is one of the easier mushrooms to spot growing in the wild due to its large size and vibrant color. These traits will make it even more satisfying to grow in your backyard! If you plan on using them to cook, be sure to harvest Chicken of the Woods. There is a need to develop diversified agriculture in Hawaii. Commercial forests are a promising alternative land use; however, there is a long lag period before income is generated. This project seeks to improve the profitability and sustainability of tree farms by providing a supplemental source of income through the growing of mushrooms on wood chips, sawdust, or other waste wood products Chicken of the woods definition is - an edible bracket fungus (Laetiporus sulphureus) of North America and Europe that forms thick, fleshy, shelflike fruiting bodies (as on tree trunks) which are usually bright orange above and sulfur yellow below —called also chicken mushroom, sulfur shelf. How to use chicken of the woods in a sentence Melt the butter in a small pot, add high heat oil, a few big pinches of salt and pepper, a couple pinches of smoked paprika and cumin. Set 1/4 of it aside. Drizzle the rest over the mushroom strips in a roasting pan. Make sure the mushrooms are covered and there's a layer of fat on the bottom of the pan Nutritional Facts: Chicken of the Woods is a good source of potassium and Vitamin C. 100g of Chicken of the Woods mushrooms contain 33 calories, 6g of carbs, 3g of fiber, 14g of protein, 1g of fat, 150 mg of potassium, 10% of daily Vitamin C, and 5% of daily Vitamin A

6 Interesting Facts About the Chicken of the Woods

Laetiporus cincinnatus, the white-pored chicken of the

  1. Chicken of the Woods/Sulphur Shelf. Laetiporus sulphureus. This is the gateway mushroom for many novice foragers. Bright yellow-orange and often growing halfway up a tree, it is easy to spot and.
  2. ate the possibility that it is already infected by other mushroom spore, it is still recommended that cut logs be inoculated rather than standing timber
  3. Chicken of the Woods Mushroom Benefits. The most obvious benefit of chicken-of-the-woods is that it's edible, at least while the fruiting body is young (older fruiting bodies get tough and brittle). Not only is it a good vegetarian chicken substitute, but it's a low-calorie, low-fat, high-protein food. A 100g serving has only 33 calories.
  4. However, if you find Chicken Of The Woods at this stage, check that spot again in a few months or next year, because this mushroom tends to fruit multiple times on the same log or tree. Chicken Of The Woods is a polypore mushroom because its fertile surface (underside) contains numerous pores from where the spores are dispersed
  5. One green planet says: Chicken of the woods is most loved for its amazing texture, and for plant-based eaters, it is a real treat to get something so meaty (but is obviously not.) It works amazingly in pasta, as a taco filler, in a sauté, or as deep-fried chicken fingers. Just use it as one would use chicken or tofu
  6. Interactions where Laetiporus sulphureus is the victim or passive partner (and generally loses out from the process) . The following relationships have been collated from the published literature (see 'References'). Filters: Show All Hide Herbivores Hide Parasites Hide Saprobes. Hide Fungi Hide Ascomycete Fungi Hide Basidiomycete Fungi Hide Fungoids. Hide Animals Hide Thysanoptera Hide.
  7. The Essential Guide to Chicken of Woods Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Share on reddit Share on pinterest Chicken of the Woods, also known as COW, is one of the most common mushroom foraging finds in the United States. It makes for an excellent first edible mushroom for The Essential Guide to Chicken of the Woods Read More

Laetiporus Sulphureus: Chicken of the Woods Mushroo

  1. utes and then sautee and spice them before adding them to what's on the stove or simply put them in dry and let them absorb moisture from the dish
  2. This species is usually listed in mushroom books as Laetiporus sulphureus, and its common names include Chicken of the Woods and the Chicken Mushroom, supposedly because it tastes like chicken. Others report it tastes like crab or lobster. shows the delicate yellow color of the newly-emerged fruiting bodies. This type of fungus has pores on.
  3. Chicken of the woods mushrooms. Classification: Edible Cultivation Difficulty: Medium Substrates: hardwood logs Temperature: Colonizing / Fruiting - 70-75 / 55-65 Strain Origin: N. America; Europe Potential health benefits: anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, energy booster, and immune booster! Description: Liquid Culture.A genus of edible mushrooms found throughout much of the.
  4. Chicken of the Woods can make a fine chicken substitute as long as you make sure to fully cook the mushroom. Chicken of the Woods grows in trees that are either living or decaying. These mushrooms cause a reddish brown heart-rot of wood. If the mushrooms are seen fruiting, you can be sure that the fungus has already attacked the tree
  5. Luckily, we have about 50 wooded acres next door that have numerous chanterelle patches, plus we have a few chicken of the woods spots on our own property. Katie provides mushroom tips. All mushrooms are delicious sauteed up in butter and garlic, shared Katie
  6. Laetiporus sulphureus [ Basidiomycota > Polyporales > Laetiporaceae > Laetiporus. . . by Michael Kuo. Laetiporus sulphureus, often called the chicken of the woods, appears in eastern North America's hardwood forests, where it causes a brown heart rot in the wood of standing and fallen oaks and other hardwoods.Since it is a heart rot fungus, the mushrooms appear above ground (often high on.
  7. Younger specimens can have a large amount of clear watery juice pour out of the fruit body and the wood immediately after cutting. It can run almost like a faucet. Really. That's a good sign it will be a choice edible. You want to pick Chicken of the woods mushroom when they are new and tender..(not woody feeling)..you want soft and moist

Basecamp at Mill Wood, Chicken of the Woods in the foreground Yesterday, after 3 hours of messing around with different trees and ropes, we finally managed to get an 8x6m tarpaulin set up to our satisfaction, and today we set up a smaller tarp to protect the fire in wet weather, and had a first go at using our new cooking equipment Pack of 500 plugs What is mushroom plug spawn? Mushroom plug spawn is spiral grooved hardwood dowels infused (inoculated) with a specific mushroom species, in this case chicken of the woods or sulfur shelf, chicken of the woods, the chicken mushroom, or the chicken fungus (Laetiporus sulphureus). The mushroom mycelium (the white, root-like network of Chicken of the woods White-Pored (Laetiporus cincinnatus) Grow your own edible and medicinal Chicken of the woods White-Pored mushrooms with liquid culture syringes! Laetiporus cincinnatus has been named chicken of the woods for it has a taste and texture similar to chicken. Cincinnatus refers to Cincinnati, Ohio where it was first discovered The fruit body of the chicken of the woods is rounded, about 15 1/2″ (40 cm) wide, yellow, plicate. In older mushrooms, it is usually covered in a powdery coating. The unusual thing about this species is that the separate fruit bodies intermingle with each other After being released from the fungus, some of the spores are carried by the wind to settle on another suitable substrate, where they germinate and develop hyphae of their own. Sheepshead or Maitake . Its common names are crab-of-the-woods, sulphur polypore, sulphur shelf, and chicken-of-the-woods.Its fruit bodies grow as striking golden-yellow shelf-like structures on tree trunks and branches.

Chicken of the Woods Liquid Culture. $ 19.99 $ 17.99. A genus of edible mushrooms found throughout much of the world. The mushroom grows in large brackets - some have been found that weigh over 100 pounds (45 kg). It is most commonly found on wounds of trees, mostly oak Thanks for noticing Wendy, our fellow hen-lover. In answer to your question, thoroughly cooked chicken of the woods (sulfur shelf) keeps in the freezer just as well as thoroughly cooked hen of the woods. To my taste, the two aren't really all that similar: very different in texture, and - other things being equal - hens have a richer flavor

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Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus) Photo by Jonathan Sadlowe The reason for this mushroom's name becomes evident once you eat it - it tastes like chicken! And a vague lemon flavor. Also known as the sulphur shelf fungus, Chicken of the Woods is the perfect mushroom for inexperienced mushroom hunters as there is not anything else you. Directions. Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter in a large, stainless-steel skillet over medium-high heat. Toss in the mushrooms and the salt, stirring with a wooden spoon to coat evenly. Cook for 3. Mix the breadcrumbs and sesame seeds in another bowl. Preheat the oven to 350. Clean the chicken of the woods and cut into roughly 1.5-2 oz pieces about the size of a child's fist. Using a fork or toothpick, pierce each mushroom and dip into the sour cream-egg mix, then into the sesame mix. Sprinkle on extra sesame mix as needed, transferring. The fruiting bodies of Laetiporus sulphureus are commonly found in early spring and fall. They favor rainy conditions, as the rain helps to spread their haploid spores, with hopes that those spores will be able to fuse and generate more organisms