Need a smart feller's opinion (fungus related)

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by chadwimc, Oct 15, 2021.

  1. dirtstalker

    dirtstalker 12 pointer

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    Awesome. I have found 3 in the last week. The one pictured is just a couple hundred yards from the house. How long are they good for on the tree..or how long do they keep in fridge? And what's the best way to prepare them?
     
  2. carnivore

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    Short shelf life. A few days at most. Super fresh ones may last 5-6 days in the fridge. Wash the bugs off and cut around any damaged or dirty areas. They need cooked good i use olive oil. Sliced to a 1/4-1/8 inch Sautéed and get a good sear on each side. When they are done add some salted garlic butter but dont burn the garlic or the butter (or you could do a splash of white white and little heavy cream instead) Add to a burger or steak or add to what ever meal you’d put a normal mushroom on.
     
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  3. dirtstalker

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    Thanks. I'm going to try and get it tomorrow barring no bad luck
     
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  4. Recurve77

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    Went back to check on it and it had deteriorated quickly. Discolored and spongy instead on firm. I needed to find this one a few days ago.
     
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  5. KY_Fried

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    when they start turning yellowish brown on the tips of the teeth they've usually finished growing and have started going downhill. As long as it's just a little discolored you can trim them up no problem but they're not usually going to get any bigger.
    When I find one that's "iffy" I'll soak it in saltwater for a few minutes to see if anything crawls out of it. Some chefs will say that's a huge no no but I've never noticed a difference.
     
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  6. bigbonner

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    I saw this one from a distance and walked to pick it . I first thought it was a lions mane until I got closer. Looks like a tarpon turtle
    Feels like rubber. What is it and is it eatable?
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  7. barney

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    Looks to be an elm oyster.
     
  8. bigbonner

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    I believe you are right . It was also on a old dead limb from a elm tree .
    Are they good eating?
     
  9. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    I've never tried one. I've heard that they aren't all that much.
     
  10. carnivore

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    Not on my radar.
     
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  11. KY_Fried

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    They are edible and supposed to have medicinal benefits. I've never tried any before and always thought they smelled weird.
     
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