Don’t be intimidated by the appearance of huitlacoche! Also known as corn mushroom, corn smut or Mexican truffle, huitlacoche is a fungus that grows on corn. At first sight, it may not look appealing to eat even the adventurous foodie. Its earthy flavor and mushroom-like texture, however, more than make up for its appearance! Use it in quesadillas, tostadas, crostini, omelets and very much like you would use mushrooms, especially for meatless dishes.
132 ounce-jar huitlacochedrained (use fresh huitlacoche if at all possible)