Chanterelles and other summer foragable mushrooms 2018

Discussion in 'Delaware' started by Tess, May 10, 2018.

  1. wade

    wade Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    If Everyone is Cool with it...
    I would like to Join in here with you..
    I know ZERO about Summer Fungi...
    What I see on here is EXCITING!!!
    I WANT TO LEARN AND GO FOR IT !!
     
  2. Kokomorel

    Kokomorel Morel Connoisseur

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    You’ll fit right in
     
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  3. Tess

    Tess Morel Connoisseur

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    We’ll all learn together. Going to make another run to Hemlock or Garden of the Gods next week. Need the time away in the gods lands. Week of chaos with the kids. I’ll make sure to report in afterwards.
     
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  4. wade

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    I've been to Garden of the Gods Once..
    at the main camp area.. I was amazed..
    I must go back again..but Often now
     
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  5. wade

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    @Tess. hitman is on morel board right now . with an Awesome find..and needs help with identifying
     
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  6. Hitman1975

    Hitman1975 Morel Enthusiast

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    Thanks Wade!

    TESS, I found this while cutting grass today. I’m strictly a morel shroomer. I’m 99% sure it’s a chicken, but need confirmation

    I’m in sw Indiana

    So is this the chicken of the woods season?
    Best way to clean, prep, and cook?
    We prefer our morels floured and pan fried in butter.

    How do we cook this?
     

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  7. guff76

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    Ive seen some pics from @jack are very informative administrator where he BBQ them up just like the ol yard bird aka chicken lol. But man those pics he took of them looked very damn tasty!!
     
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  8. celticcurl

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    Some say they don't have much flavor but I disagree. I think they are one of the best smelling and tasting mushroom you can ever pick. The white pored has more of a floral scent that doesn't disappear when cooked.

    I like to cook them in a lot of butter and add hot sauce.

    This is what I really like to do with yellow pored chickens:

    Cut into chunks and cook in butter. Use sea salt according to your taste. After cooking about 10 minutes or so push them to the side in your cast iron skillet and put in some more butter or better yet bacon grease and crack a few eggs in the grease.

    Be sure to not break the yoke.
    Flip the egg and cook just enough to cook the whites.

    Put the chicken on a plate, put the eggs on top and sprinkle with a good Parmesan cheese.

    A little more ground sea salt if you'd like and ...
    ENJOY!!!
     
  9. Tess

    Tess Morel Connoisseur

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    Do you have an underside photo? It looks like that’s what you’ve found. I’m in the battlefield right now (the va). Don’t have my ident books. But I’m with you on the ident. Did you find it on an oak by chance? They’re particular to oaks.
     
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  10. jack

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    If it was appearing to grow off the ground, it's Laetiporus cincinnatus. and it's growing off a root. The underside should be pinkish in color, not sulphur yellow. Personally I prefer them much younger.
     
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  11. Tess

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    The rain here is a good sign for all fungi. If you’re hunting summer mushrooms, they may be kicking off around here because of the heat and rain. But please careful out in the woods that are near rocky places. It gets slick. And also be careful of falling limbs from all this wind in southern Indiana. I’ve got a pin oak that dropped a 7” diameter branch yesterday and left a huge whole in the ground. The full wasps have been helping kill it for a long time.
     
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  12. Kokomorel

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    Got plenty of rain up here the last few days going to get out in woods next week
     
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  13. Tess

    Tess Morel Connoisseur

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    Not sure yet
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    Oyster? Smells like fish
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    Strange shelf polypore with what looks like a parasitic fungus growing on it.
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    Not sure yet
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    Bolete of some sort
     
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  14. Tess

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    What have we here?
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    Smells sweet, trying to figure out what it might be. It doesn’t really have ridges but it could just be too small at this point. They we are relatively small. Could be a small chanterelles, but still unsure. I’ll keep digging.
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  15. cajunshroomer3578

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    If you slice in half and it’s white inside, you’re that much closer to positively IDing as chanterelle.
     
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  16. Tess

    Tess Morel Connoisseur

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    Thank you. I’ll do that.
     
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  17. Kokomorel

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  18. Tess

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    I did. Southern Hoosier National Park.
     
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  19. Kokomorel

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    Good fine are usually find chants when it’s humid and Looks like you got the rain in the hot weather coming to you for it haven’t found any here in Howard or Miami County yet still looking for the edibles hopefully after this weekend or this week of hot weather will find them
     
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  20. Fowlkiller

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    You have yourself a hedgehog mushroom right there, Tess. They can get quite a bit larger but as is the case with many, the younger they are the better they are, more tender. I’m just a few clicks east of y’all out here in MD but I love to see the goings on around other parts of our great country. Cheers!
     
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