oak tongue fungus

[English] plural oak tongues or oak tongue fungi

Beefsteak mushroom. A mushroom which grows on oak and horse chestnut trees in the form of a red fleshy mass resembling a steak shaped like a tongue, with a sticky surface. It can be sliced and fried like liver, or eaten raw with green salad. It should be cut into thin strips, soaked in salted water.

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