Observation 45185: Polyporus squamosus (Huds.) Fr.

When: 2010-05-06

Collection location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Rick (ShroomLover)

No specimen available

I picked this mushroom in Ottawa, May 6,2010.

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Also known as Dryad’s Saddle. Some consider it edible when young but at the bottom of the gourmet mushroom eaters scale.

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I would rate it a decent edible
By: Charles Seltenright Sr (Shroomin Yooper)
2012-01-18 21:44:47 CST (-0600)

We deep fried them and everybody liked them considering we struck out on morels!!

Not the best edible
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-01-16 09:56:12 CST (-0600)

But young ones, sliced thin and deep fried make a decent “mushroom chip”. I generally don’t like pickled foods but with its cucmber odor. this might be a candidate for pickling.

Edibility and method of preparation ?
By: Rick (ShroomLover)
2012-01-16 09:49:50 CST (-0600)

Has anyone ever eaten this type of Polypore?
If yes, how did you prepare it?

Created: 2010-05-06 10:33:37 CDT (-0500)
Last modified: 2012-01-16 09:05:54 CST (-0600)
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