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OT: Is this Morel Edible?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by starshot2b, Feb 25, 2010.

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  1. starshot2b

    starshot2b TS Member

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    For the "morel" folks --

    A friend found these in her yard, but is not sure if they are edible or not. Can any of you fine folks help me out? Thanks!


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  2. shadow

    shadow Active Member

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    Yeah. You could eat it-----might die from poison---but it CAN be eaten.
     
  3. gary0920

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    It's a Yellow sponge - totally edible - soak in salt water, pat dry, flower and fry in bacon grease. I'm sure she didn't find them this time of year.
     
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    Roll in crackers and fry in butter, yummmmm
     
  5. starshot2b

    starshot2b TS Member

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    Gary - yes, she did find it recently...I'm looking at it and it's not petrified! We're in California, she's from the Napa region and found them in a pile of wood chips, so I guess anything is possible.

    Thanks for letting me know that it's safe to eat. You just can't be too careful with these things.
     
  6. DanLee

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    It's very edible. I'm surprised your friend found it at this time of year. Must be global warming! Soak it in water, roll it in seasoned flour, and fry for 15-20 minutes over medium heat.
     
  7. stilltrying

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    It is not fair, you are picking morels and in Pennsylvania we are shoveling snow!
     
  8. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Thats a perfectly safe and yummie Morel, eat it
     
  9. GW22

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    My dad told me to never eat anything that looks like that.

    Or at least turn the lights off first.

    -Gary
     
  10. wireguy

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    If you consume it and it kills you, is there a morel to the story?
     
  11. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    The Czechs have a saying:

    "All mushrooms are edible, but some only once."

    Neil
     
  12. trappermike

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    So, you are asking people who can not agree on shot size if you should eat something that could kill you if they are wrong and they have not seen it??? Not me. Throw it away or ask an expert in your are. In the San Francisco Bay area we have people die every year who eat stuff that looks like something that they ate in their home country. Make sure or DIE. I ate morels that grandpa picked for many years, he knew what he was doing, many people do not. BE CAREFUL!!!

    Mike
     
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    Yuck, they look like the ears from some Shrek like swamp creature.


    Eric
     
  14. tuscarora 99

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    You can definitely eat it. The little white colored one are the best for spaghetti sauce. Mmmmmm.
     
  15. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I am 68 years old and started hunting Morels when I was 6 years old. I have hunted them all over ( Michigan, Wisocnsin, Indiana, Colorado, Washington and Idaho) I am quite sure of what a safe mushroom is and this one is safe to eat
     
  16. halfmile

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    Sure it is. Can I have your guns?

    HM
     
  17. recurvyarcher

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    I like having a fungus among us...

    The ones in the woods are always interesting to photograph and examine, but the ones in the grocery store are the only ones that I would eat.
     
  18. oskerspap12

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    Whites,Blacks,Reds,Cappies(the ones Osker likes in his spags).......roll em in a little flour and sugar mix....a hot skillet of crisco......can't you just hear em frying? Come on Spring!!!!!!
    ATA shoots,and fried shrooms......I just can't wait.
    P.S. I wish they would shoot that damn whistlepig before he see his shadow.
    D.P.Reynolds
     
  19. starshot2b

    starshot2b TS Member

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    Thanks all for the help (and jokes!). You've been quite helpful, but I think she's still a bit shy about eating them. I think she was going to "test" them on a friend!
     
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