Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Monday, 17 August 2009

Slippery Jack

Slippery jack (Suillus luteus)

The first time I came across Suillus luteus was in the pine woods at Felton lane a number of years ago. It can grow in their hundreds but I haven't come across it for a long time. The above pic was taken in the forests of Glencoe a couple of weeks ago. The slimy top is toxic but the rest of the fungi is would take a brave man to eat it but I wonder if ipin has had a go.


Rambling Rob said...

An interesting find - I've never seen that one. It looks like a treacle pudding but I think I'll skip the taste test.

Stewart said...

I bet Ipin has. He would eat sh*** .... :)Maybe the poison has affected his grasp on the English language, what with Roseys, Sarnies, and the like..:)

Ipin said...

You're right, I have indeed eaten slippery jack. It used to (probably still does) grow in abundance at Druridge Bay CP in the pine woods. It is a bit slimy (remove the slippery cover on the cap)when stir-fried, but it is really nice dried, just pass a thread through cut segments and hang above a radiator put in the oven on a very low heat, then use it in stews - well tasty! The other eadible shroom that grew in abundance at DBCP was saffron milk cap.

abbey meadows said...

Thanks for the comments. I'll still give the tasting a miss. Saffron milkcap grows in abundance at Cottingwood near the high school.

Ipin said...

Get some saffron milk cap in the pan Nigel!