The king trumpet, eryngii or king oyster mushroom is the largest of the oyster mushroom genus and, unlike other oyster mushrooms, their stalks aren’t tough and woody to eat.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Slice the trumpet mushrooms in half lengthwise then use the tip of a paring knife to score the cut side of the mushrooms on the bias moving diagonally across the flesh. Repeat the process again in the opposite direction to create a crosshatch pattern.
Carefully slice the mushrooms in half lengthways. Lightly score a 5mm diagonal crisscross pattern into the cut side of the mushrooms. This will help the mushroom cook more evenly as well as allowing the seasoning to thoroughly penetrate the flesh Place a pan over a high heat.
Place a pan over a high heat. Once the pan is almost smoking, add a drizzle of oil and the mushrooms cut-side down. Turn the heat down to medium-high Cook for 3–5 minutes depending on the size of the mushroom, until they turn a nice golden colour Add the butter to the pan.
How big do king trumpet mushrooms get?
The stems of the King trumpet mushroom can grow up to 20 cm long and have a diameter of up to five centimeters . King trumpet mushrooms are extremely popular in many Asian countries due to its abalone-like flavor and affordability.
So, what are trumpet mushrooms and are they edible?
One source stated pleurotus eryngii—commonly known by the names king trumpet mushroom, French horn mushroom, and king oyster mushroom —is an edible oyster mushroom with a thick white stem and a flat brown cap.
King trumpets are a relatively difficult Grow Your Own kit. They prefer cooler temperatures and are prone to drying out or aborting their growth if humidity is not maintained when the mushrooms are still in their early stages. However, when they grow successfully, you can expect a large harvest of meaty and delicious mushrooms.
How to grow king oyster mushrooms?
In terms of mushroom cultivation the king oyster mushroom can be cultivated on cellulose rich substrates like sugar cane mulch, straw and corn cob however it will perform better yielding more and higher quality fruits when grown on hardwood or a supplemented hardwood mix like masters’ mix.
How to grow king stropharia mushrooms?
King Stropharia mushrooms are vigorous and easy to grow. Here’s how: 1. Wait until it’s no longer freezing outside or you have at least a few months before your first freeze of fall/winter. Get King Stropharia liquid culture or spawn from a good source.