Offering a sweet, nutty flavor and substantial, meaty texture, this distinctive wild mushroom makes a hearty addition to french onion soup. Delicious sautéed, grilled or baked into casseroles.
The hedgehog mushroom, AKA 'sweet tooth' consist of two very similar species, one that often has a cap larger than an open hand and the other with a small, round cap usually not bigger than 1-2 inches. These delicious fall mushrooms are prolific in old growth hemlock groves and in mixed woods with an understory of beech. The hedgehog is unmistakeable because of its unique underside of teeth.
Latin Names: Hydnum repandum, Hydnum umbilicatum