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Unread 04-07-2012, 07:14 AM   #1
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Morel mushroom hunting

Any of you guys mushroom hunt? (Spare the jokes about phyco schroons, I'm talking about morels)

I have found a few pounds so far, going out to look for more... Most people are selling them in my town for $40 bucks a pound.
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Unread 04-07-2012, 07:27 AM   #2
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I usually miss out, either going too late or too early. I keep my eyes peeled when I'm working anyplace that looks likely, but they're sure hard to see. Especially since there aren't any dead elms anymore.

I sure like 'em, though. Split and battered.

$40 a pound would still make for pretty low hourly pay.
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When Janie and I were traveling the Alaska Highway last summer we saw droves of people selling them alongside the road. It's really big up that way.
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I find them every now and then but can find lots of Oyster mushrooms usually all year. They're pretty good too.
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It's very popular here in the Pacific NW, but I've been too worried about picking the wrong ones. Hopefully I can get someone to guide me this year.

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MH is very popular in Europe. I hunt a lot, it's very relaxing, nothing better than few hours walking in woods. My grandpa was government certified mycologist so I pick whatever is eatable. This season was bad in czech, so I mailed some to my mom..... I do not sell, but 1lb bag of Porcini goes for $50. My last hunt on pic.
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Lived in Longview, WA for quite a while and these morels are what we use to get - really tasty!

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I wouldn't trust my own mushroom identification skills well enough to buy some on the side of the road from someone else.
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We get all kinds of funky ones growing here. I know what the morels look like but never have seen any. Funny thing, there are a lot of different shrooms that grow on my property and for some reason the dog will eat them but only the good ones. I don't know how she knows which are good and which are bad.
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Jaun and Dan: Oakview posted a classic pic of morels. As far as I know, morels are the only mushrooms that look like that, although I've seen lots of gray ones as well as tan. But they taste the same. I'm not sure you need any other mushroom i.d. skills.
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Steve: I know nothing about morels, but I do see online references to false morels. I guess they are called that because they apparently look like morels to some people. (Pictures look somewhat different to me.) Seems that some false morels are toxic, at least to some people, so some care in identification is probably called for.
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Unread 04-15-2012, 10:11 PM   #12
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Morels are all I touch. My dad picks oysters and others. Grandpa used to say there are old mushroom hunters and bold mushroom hunters, but no Old Bold mushrooms hunters (Ie, the eat the wrong ones and croak)

Morels are very easy to recognize, False morels are also called beefsteak mushrooms around here, not similar at all. Plus all morels are hollow inside, false morels arent'.

I have found about 5 pounds of morels so far, and eaten them all. They taste like tender meat.
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This is interesting...I come across these all the time while hiking around here. I knew they were morels but never wondered about eating them. (Okay maybe I wondered a little as a teenager). Maybe I'll have to try a few.

How do you guys prepare them?
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I slice them in half and soak them in salt water (gets any bugs out) then I dip them in egg and crushed ritz crackers and them fry in butter.

Also my wife cuts up the raw mushroom into pieces and adds them to omelets.
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Hmm. I'm looking how to grow some portobella mushrooms myself.
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