Minnesota Summertime Edibles - 2019

Discussion in 'Minnesota' started by tundraking, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. tundraking

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    The wife gave me a hall pass for Saturday morning, so now I just need to decide where to go...
     
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    I'm sure there's a cold beer just out of the picture frame!!

    Great picture jg; looks scrumptious ! Thanks for posting.

    . . . I've never tried beer-battered chanterelles. Hmmmn!
     
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    20190720_065640.jpg found a lataporus cincinnatus and some chantrells still a ton of tiny ones though. Sb if you have never tried them i would suggest giving it a try they are amazing.
     
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    jg - great picture!!
     
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    I agree wholeheartedly!!

    Panko Breaded "Chicken of the Woods" and ready for frying.
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    Grilled over charcoal with barbeque sauce.
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    Fried "Chicken Tenders" fresh out of the woods that morning, for breakfast.
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    Tossed into a stir-fry as small strips.
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    Chicken Tandoori.
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    Maybe i will have to try making them tenders with the chickens i found this morning. Probably have to do it tomorrow though got to go drive the drunks around this afternoon for a bachelor party for some guys i went to high highschool with.
     
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  8. jg010682

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    20190721_150518.jpg here is what me and my boy found today
     
  9. Kokomorel

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    Great find it’s even better with family good luck shrooming
     
  10. Lisse Michaels

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    CC331084-E244-429A-86A2-90FE12FE9FB0.jpeg 2487CC3D-C5FF-41DE-9E1B-C55BC280CEA4.jpeg 2BADC2E3-D814-4AF9-A7A3-B38B74BD21C5.jpeg 407E3FD9-03F8-477F-AFA5-D1FE262652A7.jpeg 868C0B1D-AD6D-4AC9-B8C3-A694DB16E400.jpeg Hey everyone!

    I went for blueberries & chanterelles, and found hardly any. I was so disappointed.

    But then I saw THESE, and I ran out of baskets & pails.

    (Please don’t crucify me, I was taught to pluck them out of the ground & clean them later at home.)
     
  11. sb

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    Bountiful Boletes!!
    Nice pics.
    Are they mostly "Bay Boletes"?
     
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    Thank you! That’s nothing, I just got home with more. We ran out of baskets & pails, so my kid used his t-shirt & I used my windbreaker to carry them. It was sick.

    Yes, there’s some bay & chestnut boletes, a few admirable boletes, and I did find a whole shwack of kings today!

    Here’s what we picked today... and I found chants right before we left for home. YIPPEE!!! 4C969422-61BF-4146-BCC6-953CBD15F438.jpeg 53ED9E8D-9665-4AF0-8C2C-1E72B4D651B5.jpeg
     
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    Wow that is awesome!!
     
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  14. tundraking

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    Lisse! Thats insane! I don't even want to post my pics anymore. I'll just look at yours in awe... Congrats on the awesome finds!
     
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    C3358966-7E12-48D6-B4DC-8828169E4E1E.jpeg 0A65A5F7-7D7E-4111-A22B-A8D950989BA1.jpeg Ok, I’ll share mine just because I did find a different type of mushroom... Went out yesterday afternoon and walked my butt off for a few chants and hedgehogs. New area so its more new spots on the map anyway! I picked some smaller ones towards the end so I could get a meal out of it.
     
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    Do you guys have yellow amanitas fruiting right now? Boletes & amanitas usually fruit around the same time, in the same places. If you see amanitas, look very carefully in that area for boletes.

    We found hundreds of yellow amanitas this weekend. And the damn boletes were growing right beside them, in the caribou moss. It was sick.

    I’m just beside myself today, trying to figure out how to get out of work and go pick more boletes. I wonder if they’ll notice if I just disappear for a few hours???

    :p
     
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    Lisse: Marvelous and inspiring abundance!!! Thanks for sharing - especially because Bolete id is my weakness that I'm seeking to improve.
    I'm always humbled to encounter the Abundance of Mother Nature.

    Lastly - Our kitty always wants to smell whatever I bring home from the woods, also. Ha!

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    Lisse: I'm wondering what you do with such volume?

    Here in Central OH, I sometimes find great numbers of Boletes and for myself, I'm wondering if they can be thin-sliced and oven baked after an olive oil coating to turn out like the "Shiitake Bacon Bits" I make from my cultivated Shiitake.
     
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  19. Lisse Michaels

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    SB, your cat looks almost exactly like my old Tigger! My new kitty is from a farm with a corn maze, and the kittens were able to roam freely. Anything remotely smells of dirt & he’s in there.

    Most of what I know about boletes is from my Dad. He’s German, from the mountains in Bavaria. He’s just as mushroom crazy as I am. LOL

    Boletes are kinda funny, because I’ve found that every 4-6 years there seems to be a huge flush of them which I’ve heard referred to as “bolete years”. Every other summer, we get enough to last the year, but some years there are so many that you can fill the box of a pickup in a few hours. I’ve had friends who have done it, too. Now THAT’S a picture like no other!

    I dehydrate about 80% of them, mix them all together, use them in sauces, gravies, soups, etc. Once dry, I grind them into powder and use that as seasoning on steak, roast, poultry, and I even add it to panko flakes to bread fish. And risotto. I can gain 30 lbs eating porcini risotto.

    The ones I don’t dehydrate are used for Bavarian mushroom soup. I also preserve some in oil (Italian-style porcini sott-olio), and freeze a few buttons.

    But I take the biggest, heaviest, most perfect ones, slice them like truffles, drizzle them with balsamic vinegar & sprinkle some salt and eat them raw.

    Yes, porcini can be eaten raw without issues. Some people have problems because they’re very fibrous, but they are one of the only wild mushrooms that do not require cooking before eating.

    Boletes have a bit different texture than shiitake, but I’m sure it’s worth trying your method! I don’t know if I’d use leccinums or suillus because their texture can be mushy, but it should work the other “true” boletes like kings, queens, bay, chestnut, etc. I’m not sure which ones grow where you are!
     
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