Bearded tooth fungus is a medicinal mushroom. It may sound peculiar to you but it is classified a medicinal mushroom after all. This means that you can get a lot from consuming it. So spare this mushroom your prejudice until you actually tasted it and felt its various health benefits.
Bearded tooth fungus is also known as Lion’s Mane mushroom or Pom pom mushroom. This kind of mushroom has been recognized as a “super food” for improving many ailments. It is even recognized for its potential in treating cancer. Bearded tooth fungus grows in the wilderness of North America, Asia, and Europe. Chinese medicine considers this mushroom a tonic for supporting overall wellness and longevity.
The good news is that because of its popularity, you can easily find this kind of mushroom. If you want this mushroom infused in your food, you can do that. Bearded tooth fungus actually has this meaty texture. You do not need to be an expert cook to try these mushrooms. You can first try simple recipes and your work way up. Your family and friends will surely enjoy this new twist.
Here are some ideas that you can consider:
Sautéed mushroom with garlic
This mushroom is best enjoyed in its simplest form. Bearded tooth fungus is already tasty as it is, you do not need to hide its flavor by cooking complex recipes. The first thing that you should do is to tear mushrooms into bite sizes and finely chop a clove of garlic. Heat your skillet and sauté the mushrooms dry until you see water boiling away. This process will make the edges brown. Add a little butter and then the garlic. Add salt or pepper to taste.
Charred mushroom tacos
If you want to go Mexican, you can use the bearded tooth fungus. This is particularly a favorite of vegans. First is making a filling for the taco. The filling will include grilled mushrooms and sliced poblano pepper. Poblano pepper is an excellent choice as it is spicier than others. Salt and pepper should be put to taste. Next is warming the tortillas using the grill for about 2 minutes. Stuff the filling to your tortilla and voila you have your vegan charred mushroom tacos.
Mushroom liver and onions
You need butter, bearded tooth fungus, onion, garlic, black pepper, garlic, and yogurt. You also need potatoes peeled and chopped. Preheat the oven to roughly 200°F. Put the cast iron pan inside with butter. As soon as the butter is melted, put the mushroom. When the mushroom is done, remove it and put in a baking sheet. Put the baking sheet in the oven again adding butter, garlic, and onion. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes seasoned with salt and garlic. If it is tender, whip the potatoes until they become fluffy adding yogurt and butter. In a plate, put the potatoes first followed by mushroom then drizzle with glaze.
The bearded tooth fungus is certainly one of the most attractive-looking mushrooms in the world. Just by looking at it, kids will surely enjoy. Be careful though. When you clean it for cooking, make sure that you soak it in salt water for about thirty minutes. This is to make sure that it is clean from insects and bacteria.