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Half Free Morels

Discussion in 'Minnesota' started by jason09, May 30, 2013.

  1. jason09

    jason09 Young Morel

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    Found a hillside full of these. Not too familiar with this type, I know I can eat them but anyone have input if they are worth picking and if so cooking tips? Much appreciated
     
  2. moreless

    moreless Morel Enthusiast

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    Like eating a corn caught lake Vermilion Bullhead.
    You can eat them

    But I recommend soaking them in milk, throwing out the mushroom
    The drinking the milk.

    Much more tasty

    JVB
     

  3. tundraking

    tundraking Morel Enthusiast

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    Sounds like you ate wrinkled thimble caps... They look like a half free, but don't taste so good.

     
  4. citiescities

    citiescities Young Morel

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    I've never found a half-free in MN. Are they common?
     
  5. growfindexplore

    growfindexplore Morel Enthusiast

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    Just found my first couple of Half Frees last weekend. Really small and fragile. I cut them in half to help ID them, and I believe 2 of the 3 were half free and the other possibly a Verpa. The caps were all so small that I couldn't determine the connection point to the stem so I didn't feel comfortable giving them a 100% ID'd. Versus edible morels, I wouldn't describe them as "common" (3 vs. 350 last weekend), but certainly not impossible. if many were found and positively ID'd, I'd give them a taste, but they are so small and delicate you'd need a ton of them to make anything with.