How to cut oyster mushrooms (plus elk udon soup recipe)

Oyster mushroom stems are very woody and hard to eat. Learn how to remove the tender caps from the stems.

Option 1: Cut stem right where it meets the cap

Keep cutting until all caps are removed

Option 2: Pinch the cap right where it meets the stem

Gently pull and release the cap from the stem

Don't toss the stems! Save them to add umami flavor to stocks/broths.

Now you're ready to make something delicious!

Try oyster mushrooms in this delicious elk udon noodle soup.