The Hedgehog mushroom (Hydnum repandum, Hydnum umbilicatum) is a wild forest mushroom found under deciduous and coniferous trees. The Hedgehog mushroom is also known as 'Sheep's Foot, 'Sweet Tooth' and 'Wood Urchin". Instead of gills or pores, Hedgehogs sport little, cream-colored spines, or teeth, like a hedgehog.
Mild but very flavorful, Hedgehog mushrooms are an excellent substitute for Chanterelles when they are not in season.
Hedgehog mushrooms are versatile, going very well with both meat and fish dishes, sauces, soups, stews or mixed with other mushrooms, but are worth trying on their own for their excellent flavor.
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