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« on: September 24, 2020, 05:14:42 PM »

I’ll never pass up another one. I see them along the road or along tractor paths and I’ve messed with them in years past. I usually find them after the brief time when they are not buggy or turning brown.
Tuesday eve went for a walk with the wife on our one lane remote road and saw nothing. Wednesday morning there was a beautiful pure white unblemished mushroom about the size of a volleyball across from the drive.
I peeled it and sliced it about 3/4” thick slices and then into triangular wedges. Dipped in egg and rolled in Italian bread crumbs and fried in hot oil in a vintage cast iron skillet. Moved to a platter with paper towel and topped with grated Parmesan cheese immediately while hot.
It was damn good. If I die with horrible abdominal pain tonight because of fungus misidentification or gall bladder revolt, it will have been worth it. It was that good.
Carry on.
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2020, 06:32:05 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2020, 02:47:56 AM »

Ya dead yet?

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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2020, 02:57:25 AM »

Ya dead yet?


Made it through the night! Feelin alright!
I live 1/2 mile from a state park. I think I’ll hunt early tomorrow morning for another one. They can get as big as a bushel basket. They’re only good when very fresh and they’re not fresh long.
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2020, 03:26:42 AM »

Mushrooming in a state park?

Here in Virginia I think that's a crime....
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2020, 04:23:20 AM »

Good thing I don't have to forage for my food.  I can't tell a mushroom from a toadstool.
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2020, 04:24:54 AM »

Mushrooming in a state park?

Here in Virginia I think that's a crime....

We can in Iowa for mushrooms and berries, nothing else.
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2020, 05:10:35 AM »

It's allowed here in Illinois but now that I think about it, I'll have to check. Parts of the park are also open to dove and squirrel hunting.
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2020, 05:44:51 AM »

I'm looking more into this, and it may be legal in Virginia. I thought it was illegal.
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2020, 06:15:37 AM »

I mowed over a hen of the woods mushroom last weekend before I saw it. I was on the tractor with a 72” rough cut deck on the back. They usually grown on a rotten stump but this one was 10’ from the tree line. They are a better fall mushroom than puffball.
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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2020, 08:13:04 AM »

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I can't tell a mushroom from a toadstool.

The mushrooms are the ones with the hollow points.   Grumpy Old Man
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