”Exiting winter we say farewell to the winter mushrooms. Here we take a quick look at 3 mushrooms found in the UK in winter and how to make best use of them.GeorgeFlavour Fred
Winter Wild Mushrooms: Oyster mushrooms, Jelly Ear, Velvet Shank
To celebrate the end of winter mushrooms and test out my Private Dinner offer we had a feast with friends incorporating the last of the winter mushrooms still out. Using winter oyster, jelly ear & velvet shank mushrooms here you will see how to identify, preserve and cook these delights when theres not much more out.
240g mushrooms (oyster, jelly ear, velvet shank)
240g gram flour
120g rye flour
150g vegan block / clarified butter
2tsp cumin seeds
1/5 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp ground ginger
5 roasted garlic cloves
2 large onions Chilli (optional)
Salt and pepper
In a pestle and mortar grind down all of the spices. Then grab a large bowl add all the dry ingredients then onions, garlic, vegan block or clarified butter. Mix together until you get a thick batter. If it’s a bit too thick add a splash of water to get the right consistency.
Deep fry (180 degrees C) a loose tablespoon worth and continue being careful to not overcrowd the pan. Continue setting aside cooked bhaji’s and finishing the mix.