Panman wrote: ↑Wed Jul 12, 2023 1:01 pm
I found Chantrelles growing in my backyard yesterday. This is about 1/3 of them.
I've seen a lot of these around...just haven't gotten the confidence to eat them yet. Years ago an acquaintance that grew up in "the hills of north Alabama" pointed out some these or the ones that look similar but are smaller (just read about the little ones)...that was the day I rode the back of a turkey vulture all afternoon...you can see all kinds of things from up there but I had to bail out before the vulture headed for dinner.
. Slight tangent, sorry.
Anyhow, the ones we ate (just pulled them up and tasted them) were probably 1-1/2" to less than 2" tall, bright orange, and with a peppery taste. About the only things I eat mushrooms in are beef sauces, omletes, stir-fries, etc.,. I've never really prepared a "mushroom dish". These sound interesting...even has me off looking at what other 'shrooms grow around here. I think I mowed a small stand of the Chantrelles down yesterday in my mad "get it mowed before it rains again" lawn mowing....beneath an old pecan tree. Hmmm,....I've got plenty of places to hunt around here and *everything* is soggy.