How to Prepare Eryngii
No base means no preparation
You don’t have to trim the base of an Eryngii because if is trimmed before being packaged. You can cook the entire Eryngii if you find residue on the base or any stains or dirt, feel free to cut off the tip of the mushroom.
Use Your Hands
You can easily break apart an Eryngii with your hands. The thickness can vary depending on your preference and the recipe. By using your hands instead of a knife, the surface of the mushroom will soak up more flavor and cook faster.
Cut thick for a crispy texture
Eryngii can be enjoyed in many different ways by varying its thickness. With a thick cut, you can enjoy a crispy texture, but it’s recommended to cook them slowly. Simmering Eryngii will not make them soggy. Cut the caps into 4 pieces to increase the volume of a dish.
Cut makes a difference
One of the most appealing aspects of the Eryngii is the crispy texture, but when cut in rounds, their caps can have a meat-like tenderness. Cut the Eryngii to break down its fiber, making it softer and easier to chew. Also using Eryngii as a meat substitute to decrease calories in a dish.
What are the white powders around the caps?
These are spores of the mushroom. The mushroom is still alive and fresh even after being harvested and packaged. Sometimes they will generate spores inside package. This does not affect the quality of the mushroom and is safe to cook and consume.