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field mushrooms

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by nizebaby, May 11, 2019.

  1. nizebaby

    nizebaby Lead commenter

    Does anyone else miss those lovely mushrooms with the deep brown gills that were so delicious fried in butter so the black juice ran out and all over your toast? I can taste them now but I haven't seem them in the shops for years.
     
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  2. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Might be a bit early, some farm shops have a few sometimes, though not always. Could have a wander and compensate with wild garlic and nettles. :)
     
  3. nizebaby

    nizebaby Lead commenter

    Ta, needabreak. wWe live in central london, so a trip to hackney marshes (where there are meadows and cows) may be in order. I really miss those lovely things! No expensive or fashionable mushroom could be nicer than field mushrooms on toast.

    We don't have a car, so picking-trips to the countryside aren't always easy to organise :(
     
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  4. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Ah true, perhaps give the Hackney City Farm a call if they are still about they might source some and it could bring them a nice revenue stream. o_O

    You could watch the home grown grass roots footie over the marshes while you're there though ;)
     
  5. nizebaby

    nizebaby Lead commenter

    I've fond memories of the downs, though the last time we were there was to scatter my dear outlaw mother's ashes.

    Its a shame they're so hard to buy. The modern button mushrooms and their bigger cousins don't have much flavour.
     
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  6. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Chestnut mushroom are okish but they vary.
     
  7. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    We get bucket loads of field mushrooms in our paddocks every year. Divine!
     
  8. nizebaby

    nizebaby Lead commenter

    You lucky thing!
     
  9. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    I think the easily available portobello mushrooms are just as good though. Darker in colour and a different shape but they taste the same.
     
  10. nizebaby

    nizebaby Lead commenter

    They're nice but the texture is firmer and the lovely black ink is missing.

    Nizeman says they can have the juice.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2019
  11. captain scarlet

    captain scarlet Established commenter

    Field Mushrooms, great, up early [to avoid the maggots] over the fields, fresh picked and fried. Couple of years ago, St Davids WWII airfield, picked 2 carrier bags full. Lasted most of the weeks holiday
     
  12. captain scarlet

    captain scarlet Established commenter

    Lidl do big open mushrooms.
    I am not a fan of the open ones from the fields, far too many mushroom maggots. Field mushrooms, picked real early as buttons before the maggies much their way to the gills part
     
  13. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    They most certainly are not! Come and get some of our mushrooms and see for yourself!
     
  14. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    We have never had a maggot in our mushrooms................never!
     

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