How to Cook Chicken of the Woods

Where to find Chicken of the Woods?
Also known as sulfur shelf or laetiporus sulphureus, this mushroom is mostly saprophytic on dead stumps, logs, or buried wood. Sometimes can be found on still living trees but I haven’t seen it yet. This mushroom can return multiple years in a row on the same stump.

When to find Chicken of the Woods?
Mid summer through fall but I have yet to get a proper gauge on growing patterns in South Dakota.

How do you cook Chicken of the Woods?
Fry it up in olive oil then eat it like a spicy chicken sandwich using mayo, tabasco, and lettuce!

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