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I just found these at the base of an oak tree.  Odor seemed slightly metallic.  They seem a little dark, but appear to be in prime condition.  Is there any possibility that they're *not* Hen of the Woods?

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Yup. Hens for sure.  I like to peel the ears off like string cheese, poach them in butter and then grill them :)

My only concern when picking hens for consumption is their environment. There is an oak at the base of the alleyway that I share with 4 other neighbors. The concrete drains right into the roots of the tree, so all of our car oil, dirt, road slush and other toxic garbage runs into the base of that tree. Every year it produces huge, beautiful hens that are fun to look at but I won’t eat. 

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Looks like yours are violating that parking ban, LOL!  The ones I found are definitely not subject to any direct exposure to contamination. Going back to harvest some today.  What's their flavor profile?

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Delicious. Meaty. Poached in butter and a little vegetable stock, then char-grilled, I’ve literally had vegetarians hug me after. My favorite mushroom besides morels to cook and serve to “I don’t like mushrooms” people.

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