Well, to be truthful, I foraged not a jot. It was Dan, he of the foraging fanaticism, who gifted me with this (not so) little beauty. It’s a giant wild hen-of-the-woods mushroom (also known as maitake or ram’s head or sheep’s head), and Dan picked it up — along with another even more giant specimen — on one of his many foraging adventures. The pictures don’t show the scale properly, but I’m thinking it had to be a least a couple pounds. So large we had to cut it in half in order to fit the pieces into gallon Ziploc bags.
And wait til you see what I did with them. It involves butter. Oh yes it does. And there’s still a bit left, which I may just have to sauté up and make a nice omelet. Is it lunchtime yet?