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Very productive weekend hunting the elusive wild mushroom. With all the heavy fog they were popping out like crazy. It just so happens that almost every willow tree that had them was burried in a briar patch. Picked them, cleaned them, soaked them, and fried them. Out of this world!!!
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LORD
WHOOOOOOO LORD THE DAYS OF MUSHROOM TEA!!!!!!....OOP'S I MEAN FRIED MUSHROOMS YEAH,YEAH,THATS IT FRIED MUSHROOMS.......hehehehe
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Man
Thanks for reminding me!! I'm going this evening and getting some!!
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shrooms
i found me some this week too. how do you cook yours. i usually fry em good and brown with some butter and onion then towards the end ad a few scrambled eggs (not alot, you want more mushrooms than egg) and green onion, salt and pepper. french bread. mmmmmm mmmmmm
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lightly fried
Peel the membrane of the backs, soak them in salt water to flush any unwanted guest out, rinse them , then soak then in seasoned milk, batter and fry. Like this they come out just like soft shell crabs. Also if we are cooking steaks at the camp we'll smother them with onions and a pinch of sugar. This helps the onions to carmalize quiker as to not overcook the mushrooms. Either way their good...
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i have a question
where does a guy look to find these, and how do you know which ones are safe to eat?? i love mushrooms and can only imagine that fresh wild ones would be great...
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shrooms
They can be found on willow trees, if it is on a willow it is safe. Cheers.
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can't remember
I know there was a way to tell... I was a young kid last time i ever even heard of people picking um... I know there was one that would get you sick and one that wouldn't.. I can't remember how it went....

Dead Willow good and live Willow bad, Live Tupelo good and Dead Tupelo bad

I can't remember.. I do remember that one of these combonations can get you really sick... just don't know which one.. I haven't tried either..due to the lack of knowledge..

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mushrooms
i have gotten them off of most hardwoods. usually with weather like this, damp and warm they will grow like crazy. after a good rain this time of year if it is not cold you can find them. some people call them oyster mushrooms but technically they are not. they do look like them. they are usually very white and have multiple fine ribs on the underside. i was reading on the net a while back and had no idea the different types they have around here. these are the only kind i have ever fooled with. there should be alot of places since the storm created new habitat.
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Marshwalker
now that I think about it you are right. I usually just can tell the difference by looking at them, but I only find them on live tupelo's and dead willows. Seems like I have found them on live willow's also, maybe I'm just imune to the wrong kinds!! I just checked the weather and it should be full of them buy the end of the week!!
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Mike
I find most of them in any wet areas, cypress/tupelo swamps are good, they'll be on the tupelo trunk and the grow in a big group, when you get them off the tree don't pull it, just cut them off and leave the base, it will grow back next time we have wet weather.
Or in a marshy area with a lot of willows. look online at find some pics so you don't start tripping after Christmas dinner!!
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