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Corn Smut

This is a fungus that forms on corn after it rains. Considered a delicacy and hard to find fresh in the U.S. but you can often find it frozen. Corn smut pairs well with cheese and can be used in soup, stew, sauce, or Risotto.

Alternative Names

Corn Truffle, Cuitlacoche, Huitlacoche, Maize Mushroom

Category

Mushroom/ Fungus

Origin

Central America, North America, South America

Flavor

Musty, Smoky, Sweet

Texture

Tender, Woody

Prep Methods

Chop, Cut/Slice, Mash/Purée

Cooking Method

Braise, Sauté

Uses

see categorized dishes

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