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Old 02-02-2008, 05:52 PM   #11
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The mushrooms that I freeze around here are the oak stump mushrooms gathered in the fall. I get plenty (sometimes a couple bushels) so I just wash them , and pack them in plastic freezer bags. When I thaw them, I just lest them drain, and then sautee them in butter and olive oil until the moisture is out and then add garlic, fresh ground pepper, and some red pepper flakes. They are really good and surely easier to get then those elusive morels around here.
How do you know which ones you can eat? I have at LEAST 40 oak stumps that go crazy with 'shrooms all summer, then there are a ton of teeny ones just growning in the grass. I've always wondered if I could eat them. So far I just mow them with the lawn.
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:54 PM   #12
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how to determine oak stump mushrooms

Well, I wouldn't pick them unless you have someone who's a mushroomer and has picked them before. I think that's the best way to learn mushrooming is from somebody else. Even morels have "false" morels that some people are allergic to.
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:17 PM   #13
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How do you know which ones you can eat? I have at LEAST 40 oak stumps that go crazy with 'shrooms all summer, then there are a ton of teeny ones just growning in the grass. I've always wondered if I could eat them. So far I just mow them with the lawn.
Most likely the once you've seen are not good to eat. Kee moving them. Mushrooms are very bad if they are not edible. They can cause a lot of damage. It took me good couple of years before I really figure out how to choose the good ones. Of course I was 9 or 10 then and I went with my father to woods. He still goes nowadays. I usualy just do not have time. I get them after he comes home. Much faster way of picking when they are in a basket.
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P.S. On freezeeng mushrooms, I've been doing for years. They are not as good if simply fresh frozen, but a lot of times I just use them for mushroom gravy and they are just fine. They may not be good for some other dishes because after defrosting they are sort of soggy(sp?). They do not have to be cooked.
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