The hedgehog, this variety known affectionately as 'belly button' due to the slight indent at the top of their cap, is perhaps the easiest to identify of all wild mushrooms. Its yellow to light orange cap and fruity odor are akin to its summer-emerging relative, the golden chanterelle, but its tooth-covered underside distinguishes it from potential look-alikes. However, the unique flavor of hedgehogs compared to chanterelles are quite different. Where golden chanterelles have a floral apricot scent, hedgehogs have a meaty, more earthy mushroom flavor. But It’s a subtle difference, and for most any cooking preparation you would use a chanterelle you could use a hedgehog.
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