Need a smart feller's opinion (fungus related)

dirtstalker

12 pointer
Nov 20, 2009
2,763
Clay County
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?
 

carnivore

12 pointer
Nov 17, 2007
10,209
Ky
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?
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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dirtstalker

12 pointer
Nov 20, 2009
2,763
Clay County
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. Sliced to a 1/4-1/8 inch Sautéed and get a good sear on each side. Little olive oil and when they are done some salted garlic butter but dont burn the garlic or the butter. Add to a burger or steak or add to what ever meal you’d put a normal mushroom on.
Thanks. I'm going to try and get it tomorrow barring no bad luck
 

Recurve77

10 pointer
Aug 7, 2012
1,642
If you leave it let us know if it put some size on or stayed small, id of taken that one but cant say what the right decision is.
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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.
 

KY_Fried

12 pointer
Nov 13, 2003
2,328
Foster, KY, USA.
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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.
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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bigbonner

12 pointer
Aug 5, 2015
4,026
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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barney

12 pointer
Oct 11, 2005
16,783
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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Looks to be an elm oyster.
 


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