The Sheep Polypore is an excellent wild edible mushroom. It usually grows in large clusters or fairy rings. This mushroom species is irregularly shaped and white to yellowish in color. The Sheep Polypore is a highly valued wild edible mushroom in Scandinavian countries. They are delectable when simply sauted in butter, changing their color from white to light yellow. They hold up their firm texture and wonderfully mild aroma.
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 Sheep Polypore from August through October 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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