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I've never been terribly successful as a mushroom hunter, but we found a few last night.  Took this shot for a lark, and thought it turned out well enough to share on a knife forum B)

 

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I took my son out for a walk yesterday, on a path we walk fairly often.  Found what I thought was my first morel.  Turns out is was indeed a morel.  And we ended up with just over 3 pounds of them.  It was a good day.  

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38 minutes ago, Jerrod Miller said:

...we ended up with just over 3 pounds of them.

Let me extend to you a hearty "You suck" :P

 

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My first:

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The final haul:  

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Range finder from my front door says this spot is about 520 yards from home (as the Nazgul flies), but more like a 650-700 yard walk.  We have a few more places we will be checking this weekend.  

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That's a good haul.  The black type usually comes up last in the season around my corner of the world which is interesting since you are at a  much higher latitude.  Folks in the midwest that far north probably aren't finding at all them yet.  I knew the ocean kept you guys "warm", and assume that is the difference.  Pretty cool :)

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I have a five-year-old grandson and his daddy has trained him well as a mushroom hunter. He knows way more than I do.

 

I call him our truffle pig.

 

Truffle hunting pigs

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That is indeed a haul!  I only ever find one or two on my property, and the box turtles and possums usually find them before I do.  

 

They are excellent sautéed in butter, but don't mix them with wine, either in the pan or in a glass.  The combination of morels and wine is kind of poisonous to some people.  I didn't know that until I made a big batch of morels in cream sauce over linguine with a glass of white wine several years ago.  

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On 4/28/2022 at 9:48 PM, Alan Longmire said:

That is indeed a haul!  I only ever find one or two on my property, and the box turtles and possums usually find them before I do.  

 

They are excellent sautéed in butter, but don't mix them with wine, either in the pan or in a glass.  The combination of morels and wine is kind of poisonous to some people.  I didn't know that until I made a big batch of morels in cream sauce over linguine with a glass of white wine several years ago.  

Not come across that before Alan. What happened?

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Nos, qui libertate donati sumus, nes cimus quid constet.

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1 hour ago, Charles dP said:

Not come across that before Alan. What happened?

 

Really bad cramps and general barfiness. I looked to see if that was a known thing, and yep, it is.  Just morels and shitake, none of the other edible ones I've had.

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On 4/28/2022 at 1:48 PM, Alan Longmire said:

 

They are excellent sautéed in butter

They absolutely are, we used to hunt them as well as puff balls and cauliflower mushrooms when I was a kid in central Oregon.  If you get some large morels they are also excellent stuffed with crab and baked.

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