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pied de mouton

hedgehog mushroom

Wood Hedgehog or Hedgehog mushroom, Hydnum repandum, Family: Hydnaceae, Location: Germany, Ulm, Eggingen

A nutty, mild earthy mushroom that grows in the dark shade of conifers, pieds de mouton are good with chicken and cream dishes, or just sautéed in butter. The French name recalls their caps shaped like sheep hoofs, the English name refers to their gills, which resemble hedgehog spines.


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Holger Krisp