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(Fox 59)   Indiana teen finds 'ginormous' morel mushroom, with pic of teen who obviously thinks it's a magic mushroom   ( fox59.com) divider line
    More: Cool, 13-year-old Kayden Graber, Hunting, young mushroom hunter, Mushroom, Mushroom hunting, mushroom hunting season, greene county, Edible mushroom  
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2017-04-18 06:43:01 AM  
Phrasing anyone?
 
2017-04-18 06:51:44 AM  

oldernell: Phrasing anyone?


FTFA: The common fungi are popular among Hoosiers because of their "nutty" and "meaty" taste.

SERIOUSLY, are we not doing phrasing anymore?
 
2017-04-18 07:37:12 AM  
gi·nor·mous
/jīˈnor mus/

adjective
of very great stupidity or ignorance; dumb or hairbrained.
"a ginormous grammatical error"
 
2017-04-18 07:59:08 AM  
s4.postimg.org


I found a 'shroom...
 
2017-04-18 07:59:27 AM  
I didn't know I needed a dumb, cute thing to brighten up my morning, but I apparently did.

May the joy of your mushroom sustain you through the pain of living in Indiana, kid.
 
2017-04-18 08:02:22 AM  
I have cousins who are in the whole morel subculture. Their Facebook pages are covered with mushroom pictures for months.
And the weird thing is, I never see them eat or cook the morels. Like the whole point is the hunt. Or maybe they really are hallucinogenic, and they just don't want a freakout on the Internet.
 
2017-04-18 08:02:29 AM  
Greene County.  If not for this morel it'd just be more stories of meth and heroin OD's.
 
2017-04-18 08:04:15 AM  
A little egg, a little flour, and a pan with hot oil in it.  Yum.
 
2017-04-18 08:04:17 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: I found a 'shroom...


It's spelled plumbus
 
2017-04-18 08:04:34 AM  
Yes, but what is the morel of this story?
 
2017-04-18 08:05:40 AM  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmRs1QjHU-k

Relevant bits:  10:50-12:45 and 26:11-37-08
=Smidge=
 
2017-04-18 08:06:10 AM  
Goddamn you Fark, all I can see as a caption for that picture is "mushroom goes where?"
 
2017-04-18 08:06:52 AM  
That boy needs to invest in a onion sack.  I can't wait to hit up my spots this year, it's been rainy and the temp is rising for perfect conditions.  Last year, winter went long and really farked up their growth.
 
2017-04-18 08:09:12 AM  
img.fark.net

img.fark.net
 
2017-04-18 08:09:59 AM  

bikerbob59: Yes, but what is the morel of this story?


A mushroom hunter us a fungi to know?
 
2017-04-18 08:11:20 AM  
I found a few nice grey morels yesterday. Now I've got the fever...
Planning where we're going to hunt today.
 
2017-04-18 08:12:37 AM  
Try, try, try to understand: he's a Hoosier man.
 
2017-04-18 08:21:45 AM  
Meh, I've seen bigger.

My dad made me mushroom hunt more than a few times in my life. He loves it as something that was passed down to him by his folks and their folks before that. I live in Tampa, FL now and they ain't down here. Which is just fine by me because tramping around in Florida for mushrooms needs to have a bigger reward.

Although they are by far the tastiest mushrooms on earth. Batter them up and fry-em', they're freaking great.

/still not hunting them.
 
2017-04-18 08:22:37 AM  
I love me some cooked mushrooms with garlic and onions.  never had morels, are they tasty?
 
2017-04-18 08:29:05 AM  

ltdanman44: I love me some cooked mushrooms with garlic and onions.  never had morels, are they tasty?


My wife had never had one, and I tried to explain how they taste to her, but couldn't.  There's nothing else that tastes like them.  Once she tried them, she agreed.

As mentioned above:  A little flour, a little pepper, and fried in butter.
 
2017-04-18 08:31:56 AM  

Hoblit: tramping around in Florida for mushrooms needs to have a bigger reward.


I went to HS/college in Indiana and now live in Tampa Bay, too.

Last time I went shroom hunting down here was up in Zephyr Hills for psiylocybin in the cow pastures.
 
2017-04-18 08:33:59 AM  

Fabric_Man: I have cousins who are in the whole morel subculture. Their Facebook pages are covered with mushroom pictures for months.
And the weird thing is, I never see them eat or cook the morels. Like the whole point is the hunt. Or maybe they really are hallucinogenic, and they just don't want a freakout on the Internet.


They sell for about  $100/lb during season, and up to $300 out of season. Dried, I think. Pretty lucrative for something growing in your back yard.
 
2017-04-18 08:34:53 AM  

Melvin Lovecraft: A little flour, a little pepper, and fried in butter.


Yup.  When you've gathered fresh ones that's the best.  I really couldn't see wasting them by mixing with anything else.
 
2017-04-18 08:36:45 AM  

ltdanman44: I love me some cooked mushrooms with garlic and onions.  never had morels, are they tasty?


Oh my God yes. Egg wash, flour/cornmeal mix, little salt and pepper, fry them up in butter, taste heaven. Gonna hit the woods myself today if it doesn't rain. Haven't had any luck yet, but we're just coming into season.
 
2017-04-18 08:50:39 AM  
$350 for a pound of these things.

img.fark.net
 
2017-04-18 08:51:28 AM  

Melvin Lovecraft: ltdanman44: I love me some cooked mushrooms with garlic and onions.  never had morels, are they tasty?

My wife had never had one, and I tried to explain how they taste to her, but couldn't.  There's nothing else that tastes like them.  Once she tried them, she agreed.

As mentioned above:  A little flour, a little pepper, and fried in butter.


Or puffballs.
 
2017-04-18 09:00:13 AM  
Everybody around here goes crazy about these things every spring. Frankly i dont see the appeal. They're hard to find, they're only around once a year, only in very specific weather conditions, people hike for miles and miles & go trespassing all over the place to get them, and when you get them home & cook them they taste like fried snot.
 
2017-04-18 09:00:32 AM  

Johnny_Canuck: Melvin Lovecraft: ltdanman44: I love me some cooked mushrooms with garlic and onions.  never had morels, are they tasty?

My wife had never had one, and I tried to explain how they taste to her, but couldn't.  There's nothing else that tastes like them.  Once she tried them, she agreed.

As mentioned above:  A little flour, a little pepper, and fried in butter.

Or puffballs.


I've heard that you could eat them at certain stages of growth, but never had the guts to try.
 
2017-04-18 09:06:35 AM  

ltdanman44: I love me some cooked mushrooms with garlic and onions.  never had morels, are they tasty?


Yes
 
2017-04-18 09:06:47 AM  

Fabric_Man: I have cousins who are in the whole morel subculture. Their Facebook pages are covered with mushroom pictures for months.
And the weird thing is, I never see them eat or cook the morels. Like the whole point is the hunt.


They may be selling them instead of eating them.  Some people make a good secondary (maybe even primary?) income finding wild fungi and selling them to restaurants and gourmet markets.
 
2017-04-18 09:13:01 AM  

ltdanman44: I love me some cooked mushrooms with garlic and onions.  never had morels, are they tasty?


They go for $50/lb and very few people are willing to sell them. What do you think?
 
2017-04-18 09:13:54 AM  
"13-year-old Kayden Graber"

"Dad, how did you meet mom?"
"Son, I already told you, we named you after how I met your mother."
 
2017-04-18 09:25:03 AM  
OMG that HAS to be a future photoshop contest!!!! Please, please, please!!!
 
2017-04-18 09:32:47 AM  

ltdanman44: tasty


a398.idata.over-blog.com
Croute aux morilles
 
2017-04-18 09:32:56 AM  

Fabric_Man: I have cousins who are in the whole morel subculture. Their Facebook pages are covered with mushroom pictures for months.
And the weird thing is, I never see them eat or cook the morels. Like the whole point is the hunt. Or maybe they really are hallucinogenic, and they just don't want a freakout on the Internet.


I know a morel picker. She likes them because she can sell them to a local resturant for good money
 
2017-04-18 09:36:44 AM  

Bluemoons: Johnny_Canuck: Melvin Lovecraft: ltdanman44: I love me some cooked mushrooms with garlic and onions.  never had morels, are they tasty?

My wife had never had one, and I tried to explain how they taste to her, but couldn't.  There's nothing else that tastes like them.  Once she tried them, she agreed.

As mentioned above:  A little flour, a little pepper, and fried in butter.

Or puffballs.

I've heard that you could eat them at certain stages of growth, but never had the guts to try.


You eat them when they're young, before they spore (the puff).  I knew a guy that thought it was young enough, but it wasn't and the puff spores made him very sick.  I don't have the balls to ID one that I think is young enough.
 
2017-04-18 09:36:51 AM  
I really miss my spring morel hunts.  I think my best year we picke a bushel basket full.

Also, from the article: They're commonly eaten cooked or dried.

No, they are commonly eaten cooked.  And when they are dried, they are rehydrated and then cooked, not eaten dried.  Either way, don't eat morels raw.  I prefer them dredged in a little
 
2017-04-18 09:37:49 AM  
cornstarch/flour/pepper/salt and egg and milk and sauted in butter and oil.
 
2017-04-18 09:48:05 AM  
Like a story with a good morel to it?
 
2017-04-18 09:48:20 AM  
Jeebus. I had no idea those things commanded that much coin. I'll definitely ask my cousin about that.
 
2017-04-18 09:58:13 AM  
I think chanterelles are even a little better....definitely easier to find.  I like to make a cream sauce with my morels to mix it from from just frying them.

Just this past weekend I went backpacking and walked into a patch...I picked them, then I promptly fell into the creek with my pack and boots on, dislocated my shoulder and twisted my knee.

Worst part?  I dropped all of my mushrooms and they floated away.
 
2017-04-18 10:00:10 AM  
Fry 'em up with a shiatload of garlic and then toss 'em in a stinking hot curry.
 
2017-04-18 10:02:24 AM  

Magorn: Goddamn you Fark, all I can see as a caption for that picture is "mushroom goes where?"


We have RugbyJock and Gorgor to thank for that.
 
2017-04-18 10:09:50 AM  
Not fry.
Sauté.
Gently in butter. Put on pasta or in an omelet if you like.
Plain is very nice.
 
2017-04-18 10:09:52 AM  
Indiana?

That mushroom grew up tall and it grew up right.
 
2017-04-18 10:14:08 AM  

2KanZam: I think chanterelles are even a little better....definitely easier to find.  I like to make a cream sauce with my morels to mix it from from just frying them.

Just this past weekend I went backpacking and walked into a patch...I picked them, then I promptly fell into the creek with my pack and boots on, dislocated my shoulder and twisted my knee.

Worst part?  I dropped all of my mushrooms and they floated away.


Ouch. Sorry to hear about your luck. That could have been a good meal! 😉
 
2017-04-18 10:18:49 AM  

LeroyBourne: Bluemoons: Johnny_Canuck: Melvin Lovecraft: ltdanman44: I love me some cooked mushrooms with garlic and onions.  never had morels, are they tasty?

My wife had never had one, and I tried to explain how they taste to her, but couldn't.  There's nothing else that tastes like them.  Once she tried them, she agreed.

As mentioned above:  A little flour, a little pepper, and fried in butter.

Or puffballs.

I've heard that you could eat them at certain stages of growth, but never had the guts to try.

You eat them when they're young, before they spore (the puff).  I knew a guy that thought it was young enough, but it wasn't and the puff spores made him very sick.  I don't have the balls to ID one that I think is young enough.


You slice them in half. If its texture is uniform, it's  good. If you can see a mushroom shape that hasn't unfolded, throw it away. It's an Amanita.
 
2017-04-18 10:29:22 AM  

swamp_of_dumb: LeroyBourne: Bluemoons: Johnny_Canuck: Melvin Lovecraft: ltdanman44: I love me some cooked mushrooms with garlic and onions.  never had morels, are they tasty?

My wife had never had one, and I tried to explain how they taste to her, but couldn't.  There's nothing else that tastes like them.  Once she tried them, she agreed.

As mentioned above:  A little flour, a little pepper, and fried in butter.

Or puffballs.

I've heard that you could eat them at certain stages of growth, but never had the guts to try.

You eat them when they're young, before they spore (the puff).  I knew a guy that thought it was young enough, but it wasn't and the puff spores made him very sick.  I don't have the balls to ID one that I think is young enough.

You slice them in half. If its texture is uniform, it's  good. If you can see a mushroom shape that hasn't unfolded, throw it away. It's an Amanita.


But eating it can help you with your Alchemy skill points.

/yes, I still play Skyrim
 
2017-04-18 10:32:45 AM  
I knew a couple mushroom hunters. One is dead and the other is on dialysis for life.
 
2017-04-18 10:37:10 AM  
They say you are what you eat, which is why I eat mushrooms. So that I can be a 'fun guy'
 
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