Wild Edibles

Discussion in 'Camping, Hiking, Cooking' started by Dustin Bise, May 5, 2009.

  1. Kerfwappie

    Kerfwappie Member

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    No, I haven't. I've always been apprehensive, not knowing what the parasitic fungus was growing on. I hear they're good though. How about you? I normally stick to the few that I've researched and feel comfortable with, Chicken of the Woods, Zeller's Boletes, Shaggy Manes, Matsutaki's, Prince and of course Chantrelles. When I was younger, and a little reckless, I made myself sick by misidentifying a puffball. Lucky for me it wasn't too serious. It just made me retch something fierce. I'm a lot more weary now. I've never gotten into the Morels much. I've found them on occasion, but never in a quantity worthy of harvesting. Last year, my wife and I found 6 really huge ones (6"-9") growing near our burn barrel. I looked them up on the internet, because I couldn't find them in any of my books. They were a variety that tend to grow in the landscaping bark that you buy at a nursery. The internet sources that I found said it was edible, but that most people dry them first, then reconstitute them in milk, before cooking them. I tried it, but it certainly wasn't good. How do you fix them? Which ones are you getting? I'm pretty sure they're not the ones I found.
     
  2. Zack Leake

    Zack Leake The user formerly known as "Zekester"

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    Thanks for the info on all the books Kerf! I'll be picking a couple of them up on Amazon :thumb:
     
  3. Smooth

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    Mmmmmm...morels, puffballs, and Brookies this week!
     
  4. rotato

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    i made some buckwheat crepes with morels from my sisters
    i sautéed them with garlic and sherry
    they were watery and bland
    maybe i should have dried them
    the ham annd cheese crepes were good and we didnt die so....
     
  5. Jay Allyn

    Jay Allyn The Poor-Student Fly Fisher

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    You could always try eating the mushrooms that turn blue
     
  6. bstolz

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    Yeah and wait the next few hours out