Old Man of the Woods Frittata
This old man of the woods frittata is the perfect wild mushroom dish for a single hungry forager after a successful mushroom hunt!
The old man of the woods mushroom (Strobilomyces strobilaceus) doesn’t get much respect as a choice edible, but if you pick them young, and cook them up with eggs, I think they’re just fantastic!
- Prep Time10 min
- Cook Time15 min
- Total Time25 min
- Yield1 serving
- 2 teaspoons (10g) butter
- 4 old man of the woods mushrooms, sliced, stems discarded
- 1/2 small onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 handful chopped kale, spinach, or wild greens
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons (30ml) 2% milk
- 2 tablespoons (30ml) heavy cream, sour cream, or yogurt
- 3 tablespoons grated pecorino or Parmesan cheese
- Kosher salt
- Black pepper
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C, gas mark 4).
Melt butter in a small frying pan over medium heat.
Add the mushrooms and onions and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the garlic and kale (or greens) and cook for 2 more minutes.
Whip the eggs with the milk, cream (or yogurt), a pinch of black pepper, and 1 tablespoon of the cheese.
Pour the mixture into the frying pan.
Gently fold everything together, then let set, cooking undisturbed for 4 minutes.
Sprinkle over the rest of the cheese and a bit of salt over the top of the frittata.
Transfer to the oven for 5 minutes.
If you’d like a golden top, you can turn on the broiler for a minute or two as well.
Serve on its own, or with a piece of toast. Enjoy!