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Old 05-03-2006, 08:01 PM
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Anyone been hunting morels? I have gotten about 40 so far, but the season has just started in Minnesota.
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No not yet. I need to check some spots. My favorate spot got ruined. Do you hunt any others like shaggy manes or chanterelles ect......
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Just morels now. I should look for others while hiking through the woods, but have no idea what to look for.
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I have one growing in my backyard

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I'm totally lost to what you guys are talking about...could someone enlighten me? ops:
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Morels are an edible mushroom. My dad loves them when we go up north, but I find them repulsive. I just like hunting for them.
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How do you find them???
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In Wisconsin, when it'd start to warm up after winter, we'd just go up in the woods and look around in moist places and near fallen trees. We weren't really 'hunting' for them, we were kind of just walking about and found them.
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How can you be sure about what you are picking up?
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They have a distinct porous look to them, but you also must be sure it is not a 'False Morel', which is toxic. A field guide to edible mushrooms would help.
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Ahhh, I think I will stay away. Thanks!
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Morels often really show up where ever there has been a fire. The group I was with on Saturday ran into a nice patch while out herping in a second year burn over.

If you want to try growing your own check out this site.
http://www.shamanshop.net/store/proddet ... 0/file.htm


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Ive had good luck finding a number of them in the last couple weeks. I have found that my springtails love the stem trimmings.
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How is this hunting season going for everyone? They are just starting to pop in Southern MN.
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I got quite a few... Probably 50-70. And for those of you who are still unsure-- It's VERY hard to get a morel confused with another mushroom.

Anybody have any recipes?
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I ate about 20 out of my front yard about a month ago. I had been kicking them over every time I walked by one until I realized what they were! And they were delicious! I hope they come back next year.
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I got quite a few... Probably 50-70. And for those of you who are still unsure-- It's VERY hard to get a morel confused with another mushroom.

Anybody have any recipes?
Yes, they are very distinct - even fairly distinguishable from the false morel, so no worries.

As for recipes - I love them breaded and fried.
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I found a few yesterday. There were a bunch that went limp so I didn't mess with them. I'm going to try the same spot after the next storm. It was all luck finding these. Now, I'm just trying to find a killer recipe.

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We havent warmed up enough yet here... maybe in the next week or two
We are just starting to see grass greening up, so soon.
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I found a few yesterday. There were a bunch that went limp so I didn't mess with them. I'm going to try the same spot after the next storm. It was all luck finding these. Now, I'm just trying to find a killer recipe.

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You sure those are true morels? They look to be one of the false morels, or possibly the half free morel. True morels have more head than stem, at least here in Wisconsin. Have someone experienced in your location look at those.

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some small morels

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a type of false morel, there are others!

For recipes go to thegreatmorel.com.
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I like my morels with a touch of butter and garlic sauteed... not too much though or else they get soggy and the garlic covers up the nice taste.
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It has been a really good year in Kansas, at least around Kansas City. They are still selling for $25 a lb at the farmers markets. Are they this expensive everywhere?
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I saw them for $3 an OUNCE, or $48 a pound Saturday by Lake Geneva, Wisconsin!
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It's getting late in the season here I think and the heads on some of those have shrunk. The stems/heads were hollow. We decided to bread and fry them up. Pretty tasty! There were a lot of others in that same spot that were getting old and either going limp or just didn't look fresh at all. At least we'll know of a good spot for next year.

Thanks for the advice though. It's always of the most importance to know what type of fungi you are ingesting. Some can make for a very bad day or even your last :!: yikes

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I found a few yesterday. There were a bunch that went limp so I didn't mess with them. I'm going to try the same spot after the next storm. It was all luck finding these. Now, I'm just trying to find a killer recipe.

Click the image to open in full size.

You sure those are true morels? They look to be one of the false morels, or possibly the half free morel. True morels have more head than stem, at least here in Wisconsin. Have someone experienced in your location look at those.

Click the image to open in full size.

some small morels

Click the image to open in full size.

a type of false morel, there are others!

For recipes go to thegreatmorel.com.
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