2018 Tennessee finds

Discussion in 'Tennessee' started by sustainable forager, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. WillyFindEm

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    Finally..... Something for the skillet! We were all starting to wonder, willyfindem?

    Found today, bank of a wet weather drain running into a small creek. Near the base of a dying tree. Persimmon very near as well. In hindsight of all the places I've looked it's gotten the most sun so far. ( IMG_0255.JPG IMG_0245.JPG thicker small drain running out into a field)
     
  2. John1965

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    Found 15 with a friend Friday March 30th, then hit a honey hole and found 6 more on Friday afternoon, went out today and found these five..the 11 were delicious , with a bit of chicken breast, a little pheasant backs mixed in and sauteed in a little ,butter and olive oil finally plated on sliced toast.
     
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  3. John1965

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    Great find congrats!
     
  4. rick

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    Those are my favorite of the morels but it sure takes a lot of those to make a mess!
     
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  5. WillyFindEm

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    Don't have enough picture wise to go on but here's the dying tree which I couldn't ID. The top is from it. Storm damaged tree I guess. It was trying to push out suckers. The yellow was somewhere else on a creek bank but didn't seem to be associated with any tree.(none close)
     

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  6. gbmillerman

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    You are correct
     
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  7. WillyFindEm

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    John that skillet looks heavenly! How were those pheasant backs?
     
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  8. John1965

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    The pheasants back were excellent also, I started them earlier and allowed a little more cooking time for them, but WOW!! The combination of everything paired perfectly. I am still figuring out recipes for different mushrooms, please share any recipes and ideas! I have some oysters and more pheasants to go collect aling with more morel hunting!
     
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  9. tommyjosh

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    County?
     
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  10. John1965

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    Williamson County, we found a few the day before in Dickson County, all are where the sun is warming..most are getting the mid day and afternoon sun.
     
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  11. WillyFindEm

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    That’s awesome. About what size were they? Found some on Saturday but they were about 5-6 inches atleast in diameter. Haven’t tried them yet thinking they might be too big to fry.
     

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  12. rick

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    The 2 larger ones are probably going to be to tough but the one in the middle may be ok.
     
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  13. John1965

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    I will post the pics later, they were in a wet shady area on a log, some of all sizes and others growing, had some 4 inch to 8 inch and one larger.. I will say this they get tougher in the fridge so cook them or use them for a stock
     
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  14. John1965

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  16. John1965

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    Here's the ones I took a picture of, more on the log growing and a couple more under harvested. KIMG0858.jpg
     
  17. DoodleDynamite

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  18. Little Knobbs

    Little Knobbs Young Morel

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    What county ?
     
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  19. WillyFindEm

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    Nice Doodle! I’d love to find that many at once. What kind of area?

    I’m in Dekalb county Knobbs
     
  20. Little Knobbs

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    Thanks I live in Illinois and wanting to move to Tennessee if you all have mushrooms. I like the lakes there