Jews ear

(Auricularia auricula-judae)

Habitat:

Grows on a veriety of trees, particularly Elder. This fungus is reputed to get its name from Judas (judae) who it is said hanged himself on an Elder tree.

Season:

All year round.

Preperation and Cooking:

Because of the gelutinous texture it needs several thorough washes. Fry them well in onions, garlic and a little basil once cooked add some cream serve on freshly buttered toast.

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