On Ikaria, traditional cooks knew instinctively what science is proving now: that mushrooms are as nutritious as red meat and a lot better for us and the planet. On the island, as throughout the Aegean, recipes for mushrooms abound and there are dozens of wild varieties. This particular dish, seductively seasoned with cumin, comes from the island of Rhodes. To find some of the artisinal Greek products you'll need to make this, visit my online shop here
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• Alternatively, you can bake the fritters. Preheat the oven to 375F/190C. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and drop two tablespoons of the mushroom batter at a time at intervals of two inches in neat rows. Bake until golden, flipping once to cook on both sides.