Post by z7bowhunter on Aug 9, 2014 14:40:06 GMT -5
Found some chanterelle mushrooms today. Growing right on the road I drive the truck+ tractor down on our land.They were starting to go bad, there was several clusters of them and some larger ones growing in the middle of the trail . DO you guys think these are chanterelles?
Post by z7bowhunter on Aug 9, 2014 17:13:19 GMT -5
Found some more, growing on and around another trail through the woods around some big white oaks. I took them home and fried them up and I think I like them better than morels. Hopefully I'm not dead tomorrow lol They were the right color, had false gills like a chanterelle, right smell, right texture, a white colored flesh, and grew in the right environment as a chanterelle so I think thats what they are
I sure hope they were chanterelles, or you might be in for a long night!
I've wanted to try those, but haven't been out looking yet. I have seen a couple reports from around here the past few weeks and people have been finding a lot. I just took a ranger ride and spotted some lion's mane mushroom growing on a log that I'm gonna try this week.
Post by z7bowhunter on Aug 9, 2014 21:47:46 GMT -5
They sure were delicious! I took the thinner top part of the mushrooms and just fried them up in butter with some flour and then had deer steak with em. I didnt even keep half the ones i found. Only the big ones because I wasnt sure if they were even chanterelles until I did some research and watched some youtube vids . haha And I still got some more in the fridge. I'm thinkin about goin back, pickin the rest and maybe even go on some public land and see how many i can come up with. They were growing in a pretty nice patch. probly close to 2 pounds of them if i picked them all. These I found in a part of the woods with lots of big oaks. White and black oaks. I'm also gonna try to find some hen of the woods later on. I did see that there was a look a like to chanterelles called a "JAck o lantern" which is the same color but when you break the stem it will be orange instead of white . And the jack o lantern will have gills, where the chanterelle has false gills , just look like little veins running up it. The Jack o lantern is toxic.
I decided to look around some oak trees today and those chanterelles were everywhere! Unfortunately, most were too far gone to pick. I did find another patch that was a little bit fresher and picked enough to try. Not bad! I don't think they're nearly as good as morels, but it's good to know there's a summer time mushroom out there when I need a fungi fix.