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CWS4322 05-14-2012 07:55 PM

Morel Mushrooms...
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I steal dried morel mushrooms from my dad's stock when I go there--imagine my surprise when I saw this on my lawn:

Not sure if it was a true morel, I searched the Internet and sent a pic to my dad. I'm looking for more!

Greg Who Cooks 05-14-2012 08:08 PM

That's very interesting but I feel really queasy when thinking of picking mushrooms off the ground and eating them. I feel a sympathetic pain in my liver.

Yeah, sure, they look exactly like Morels to me. I've never seen anything like that on my own lawn. Only toad stools.

Steve Kroll 05-14-2012 08:09 PM

That's definitely a real morel! I love morels, but when I was at the store the other day, they were selling them at $99.99 a POUND!! :eek:

We used to hunt them when I was a kid. We would collect them in garbage bags, they were so plentiful. If dad had known back then what they sold for in stores, I'm sure he wouldn't have been so quick to give them away to the neighbors.

Dawgluver 05-14-2012 08:13 PM

Better keep your location secret! Yup, a morel.

Greg Who Cooks 05-14-2012 08:17 PM

I would feel more comfortable growing mushrooms in a greenhouse or cellar, seeding them with known stocks.

PrincessFiona60 05-14-2012 08:18 PM

I have a large bag of dried Morels, I am stingy with them.

Steve Kroll 05-14-2012 09:06 PM


Originally Posted by Gourmet Greg (Post 1138443)
I would feel more comfortable growing mushrooms in a greenhouse or cellar, seeding them with known stocks.

Good luck with that. As far as I know, morels can't be cultivated. That's why they sell for $100/lb.

Greg Who Cooks 05-14-2012 09:10 PM

Good luck with that Steve. That's why emergency room rates are so high, because somebody ate something off their lawn that looked like a gourmet mushroom.

But yeah I agree with you. Morels: $100/pound. Emergency room: $200/visit. Your health: priceless! :smile:

Kayelle 05-14-2012 09:56 PM

I've only seen dried morels but the size of that one is a whopper, even considering how much it would shrink when dried.

PrincessFiona60 05-14-2012 10:02 PM

I know I wouldn't go out looking for mushrooms, but I know many people who I would trust to find them for me.

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