The Hedgehog Mushroom appears in the fall. The lower cap surface is covered with tiny tooth-like projections. It has a mild flavor somewhat resembling chanterelles, some say.
Wild edible mushrooms have anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-reducing properties. They enhance the immune system and they assist in reducing blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
We wild-harvest our hedgehog mushroom in September in the wilderness of Northern Saskatchewan.
Some varieties are seasonal, limited quantities available.
To reconstitute dried mushrooms:
- Place your mushrooms in a bowl large enough to accommodate all of them.
- Add enough warm water, wine or stock to cover them completely.
- Let them sit in the liquid for 15 - 20 minutes.
- Drain the mushrooms in a colander; be sure to reserve the flavorful soaking liquid for use in stocks, soups or sauces.
Sautee mushrooms until fully cooked or longer, about 20 minutes for previously dried mushrooms.
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