is this morel mushrooms?

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by therealsilkiechick, May 15, 2010.

  1. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

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    we found these today would like to know if they r morels, they r hollow whole way through top and stem.
    thanks,
    silkie

    i don't know why that put this in this forum sorry if wrong place please more to right one. thank you!!
     
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  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    There are two types of morels. White and black. Yours are blacks and are considered the better tasting of the two.
     
  3. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Firstly, your cat looks just like my cat (Aby?). And secondly, My morel mushrooms are decidedly yellow, not dark brown... if you google 'Morel Mushrooms', it brings up pictures of mushrooms that range from yellow to dark brown and look a LOT like yours... so I'd lean towards yes, but find someone in your area who can definitively identify them before you eat 'em.
     
  4. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Morel should be completely hollow no material inside. Get more than one good mushroom book and double and triple check. False Morel is deadly,, The real thing is spectacular...[​IMG]
    Looks good, but don't just take my advice.. Confirm it in a few good books, then start with a small amount.
    Or send it to me I will eat it and let you know if I die///[​IMG]
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  5. hilareee

    hilareee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice find! i can't guarantee, but they look safe to me. morels are toxic uncooked, but fine cooked. the false morel is pretty much the only poisonous look-alike, but they look quite different if you know what to keep an eye out for.
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I'm a sissy..i wouldnt take the chance... [​IMG]
     
  7. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    firstly yes that is my aby ruddy and i have a female xena also she is different color. in the other pet forum there is a post with pics of them and their first litter of kittens. love my abys!!! [​IMG]

    yes we have checked a bunch of sites. the false ones r solid and weird looking inside look totally different inside. these r comepletely hollow inside. we found them growing under our awening and up in our woods we have never noticed them before and we have owned our land about 5 years now. lots of different things r popping up out there this year it is odd,lol. yesterday we found purple lupines on the side of the shale bed unless they was in seeds i through on the hill i have no clue how they got there either. i have a plant i found to really neat no clue what it is so i will post pics and a post for it to identify once i get a chance to snap pics of it.

    we were pretty possative they were morels but that's why i posted i would definately rather be safe than sorry. i don't eat mushrooms but my dh is so excited to try them if they r safe to eat,lol. he has heard a lot of great things about them so it was a wonderful surprise to find. that big one is like 9" tall it is huge!!
     
  8. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK Now that we are over identification lets talk eating:)
    Wash/soak in a little saltwater. Pad dry and saute in butter..... (Real butter not the poisonous fake stuff...[​IMG])

    Lupine is a biannual one year you see it the next you do not.

    Enjoy your spring.
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