A lovely ring of horse mushrooms have appeared on my parents lawn, they are similar to field mushrooms, but grow much larger. They often appear in grass fields and are definitely worth eating. They can be confused with the poisonous yellow staining mushroom, the difference being that the stem of the yellow staining (wait for it….) turns yellow on cutting.
We cooked these with the usual garlic, butter and oil – they give off a large amount of liquid, which you want to let evaporate, before browning them off. This particular batch were used on a homemade pizza. When we moved into our house, we inherited an aga which turns out to be the perfect pizza oven. Use the left hand hob, put the pizza straight onto the plate add toppings and close the lid.
The horsemushrooms are delicious: meaty, succulent and mushroomy.