djg Posted August 31, 2018 Report Share Posted August 31, 2018 Years ago I was given Hen of the woods which I consumed them with no problems. I believe I parboiled it before frying. Well over the last several years, I've started looking for them myself. The first time I fried them (no parboiling), I got very ill. I stopped parboiling them because I feared I would loose flavor and books didn't state it was required. A lot of gastrointestinal discomfort (I won't go into details). So I threw the rest out. The following years, I would collect only one hen and then try a very small portion. Each time, I would feel a little off after eating them. I found one reference citing some people can't tolerate hens and that alcohol amplifies the effects. Now who ever heard of eating mushrooms without drinking a beer or two? Give me mushrooms, fried fish and a beer and I'm in heaven. The point of all of this is: Is anyone else effected like me or is it just in my head manufactured by the one citation? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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