Fall and Winter mushrooms in Ky?

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  1. Bee

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    Back to the practical side of oyster mushrooms as a food item. All who plan on eating them should be aware that the oyster mushroom is a natural home/host for the small beetles that are prevalent in them and often seen in some of the mushrooms. The larvae/eggs of the beetles is likely in many/most of the oyster mushrooms we enjoy eating.

    I mention this because it is important to understand that for food safety oyster mushrooms need to be thoroughly cooked . This is in order to thoroughly kill the beetle larvae. The larvae or their eggs may be totally digestible and they may not be, but you dont want to undercook them or eat them raw and take a chance on making yourself ill. I have never had a problem from eating them but I also cook them thoroughly. May be no problem for any one of us, but just a heads up.
     
  2. carnivore

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    Them little clear larva crawling all over a countertop will freak a wife out. Lol.
    For larvae i Zip Bag em, put in fridge for a few hours, then wash the dead/froze larvae off. Then i dry and put them up in the fridge.

    Agreed on the cook before eating, also they just don't taste good unless thoroughly cooked imo.
     
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  3. model70

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    Resized_20200107_155552.jpeg Resized_20200107_155547.jpeg Resized_20200107_155543.jpeg All right, I went back and collected the mushrooms I found yesterday. The tree was felled in a storm back in the summer, it has spiky round balls growing on it in the leaves that are still on it. These are pictures of the bottom side of the shrooms:
     
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  4. carnivore

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    Nice!
     
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  5. model70

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    Thanks. Do you fry them like morels?
     
  6. carnivore

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    Sautéed in a bit of butter and maybe some olive oil, OR cornmeal and deepfried, on a pizza, with a steak, philly cheesesteak, asian stir fry...
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  7. Bee

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    Good Golly....Carnivore going after Barney and Lady Hunters cooking crowns......my preference is sautéed and a good piece of grilled steak, but Carnivore got some really nice dishes going right there.
     
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  8. barney

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    A bit oyster haul inspires a person's palate!
     
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  9. Deadbeat

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    Seems I walked by more editable shrooms a few weeks ago, forgot about this pic. They were everywhere.
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  10. model70

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    My wife and daughter were laughing at me over how excited this makes me. I just love being able to go out in the woods," gathering", things to eat. Guess I'll have to work on hen of the woods next. Anyway, thanks again!
     
  11. carnivore

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    My kids dont eat mushrooms. My wife will but it doesn’t excite her like it does me. I love them anyway lol.
     
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  12. Killroy

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    model70, that is a good find.
    I like this thread.
     
  13. Nock

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    Lots of bonus points for those pics sir.
     
  14. carnivore

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    Why you should not eat oyster mushrooms that are growing on pine trees. These look like oysters but grow in warm months on coniferous trees.
     
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  15. Killroy

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    I was so excited to find these but they were absolutely eat up with beetles. Made for a pretty picture.
     

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