Fresh oyster shrooms

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  1. Recurve77

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    Looks like Lycoperdon pyriforme which is a small puff ball that typically grows on logs.
     
  2. carnivore

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    Had a bunch growing in the wood pile. Very good eating
     
  3. Recurve77

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    IMG_2129.JPG Thought I would post a pic of the bottom (gills) of an oyster mushroom to help in identifying these.
     
  4. Recurve77

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    I've never tried any of the puff balls. How did you cook them?
     
  5. carnivore

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    Should have specified... found a bunch of oysters. Never tried the puff balls.
     
  6. rcb216

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    I have ate several of the larger puff balls. Find one about the size of a small Mellon. Make sure it's fresh not turning brown. Peel it like an orange and cut into a size you like. I cut mine about 1/4 inch thick or thinner and the size of a piece of bread. I have seen and done this myself, cube in 1 inch squares and stir fry. But I normally roll in buttermilk and flour and fry. Use whatever seasoning you like. They freeze good also
     
  7. Recurve77

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    25957A66-B0C7-470B-BEA3-342F343ED2DE.jpeg 0C35DAF3-C1CA-40CC-BC44-0A2AB2BACA9E.jpeg 0C35DAF3-C1CA-40CC-BC44-0A2AB2BACA9E.jpeg Picked a little over 4 lbs today off of the same stumps that produced last year on 1/4/17.
     
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    Thought I would share my favorite cream of oyster mushroom soup recipe in case anyone finds a mess. We do add some garlic salt and freshly cracked black pepper to this recipe and use onion instead of leeks. Also, you will probably only need to use 4-5 oz of flour.
     
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  10. KYDuckCommander

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    I prefer mine to be a bit more psychodelic.
     
  11. jcmeagher

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    That’s fantastic! I will have to make sure to pay a bit more attention when I spot some wild mushrooms. Looks like good eating!
     

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