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Morel & Indiana (Snakehead) Mushrooms Recipe

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Proof of the "Mushroom kill" - Jerry , Charles and an unknown belly

 

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jerry Wolf
Added: Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
As many mushrooms as you can find!!, water, salt, flour, egg, cracker crumbs & cooking oil.

Directions:
Directions:
Cut off the bottom of the mushrooms 1/2" or so of stem, split lengthwise into 2 halves, soak halves at least 2 hours in cold saltwater to remove bugs, dirt, etc..., pat dry, dip in flour and then dip in a beaten egg, and then dip in mixture of flour and cracker crumbs. Fry until golden brown.

(You can eat any way you desire, but the Wolf's enjoyed them while still hot, in white bread and butter sandwiches.)

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
In a normal year, we hunted for mushrooms around May 10th thru May 31st. Ocassionally, people would find them in their yards, but that was the exception. Normally we would go hunting early in the day, usually in a dense woods with lots of rotting logs laying here and there. Mushrooms seemed to like the rotting wood and damp soil. Around the base or near dying or dead elm trees also seemed to be a good place to look as I remember. They also seemed to be in an area where little green plants grew (they looked like miniature umbrellas). If you were lucky enough to see a beautiful yellow or grey sponge(morel), you would simply reach down and pluck it from the ground, some dirt still attached. If you found one, then your eyes would get acclaimated to "what they looked like". Usually if you looked around, there would be one or more in that area, as they tend to grow in groups. It always seemed hard to find the first one, and after that you could spot them easier. I only recall two occasions when we had all we could eat. In 1960, when we (Wolf brothers/sisters and spouses) found around 200 on "blackberry hill" next to Mom and Dad Wolf's bottom field. Blackberry hill was a good place to hunt mushrooms and blackberrys. The hill actually belonged to Medfore Shive, who always resented us being on his property. The other occassion was in 1973 or 1974 when Charles and I found 56 ranging in size from 3 to 7 inches or so.

 

 

 

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