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Hen of the woods Grifola frondosa

This is a discussion on Hen of the woods Grifola frondosa within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is our latest addition to dinner. It was VERY yummy....

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    Talking Hen of the woods Grifola frondosa

    This is our latest addition to dinner. It was VERY yummy.


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    Wow. You are a lucky person. Never seen a bigger .
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    Yum! How did you cook it?

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    Wow, Jonada, that is huge. Did you freeze it for use through the winter or cook it all up?

    Cheers,
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    We actually had a bigger one a week ago. This one got fried in butter with onions and served with marinated venison steaks. We also put some in the spaghetti sauce we had last night. We have several packages in the freezer and the hubby is still watching for them. The first day he found them, he brought 2 tall kitchen garbage bagsful out of the woods plus a boxstore bagful. We seem to have a lot of them around here.

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    Wish I lived closer to ya -- I've never had those before. I would have traded a loaf of homemade bread for some.

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    And I would have accepted. It sounds delicious. In a couple of years we will hopefully be inundated with them as the property that my hubby manages was recently logged with many of the trees being the "right" kind.

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    I just read about them in the Mo. Conservation magazine not heard of them before ..

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    Am really impressed, also that you skin your game yourself!!! May I ask what kind of game besides deer? Being from Switzerland, my favourite mushrooms are in the following order (do you get them there too?):

    1.) Chanterelles
    2.) Boletus Edulis
    3.) Morels

    I would kill for the first, lol!!!!

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    Haven't heard of the first 2 but they may be known by different names here. Morels we get every spring. Not too many found this year, but found close to 50 pounds last year. Made up for it with the hens this year. We have about 25 quart baggies full of the hens in the freezer this year.

    I only deal with the edibles as far as game goes now. We get turkey, grouse, squirrel and of course deer. I used to trap for fur (I know, half of you hate me now, but since we have decimated the control populations, we have to control the rest ourselves). At that point I dealt with racoon, beaver (which is actually good to eat when smoked), muskrat, otter, skunk, and the odd mink.

    Ocassionally I get to deal with fish, and yes, I bait my own hook. I don't have much time to hunt and fish myself any more with the 2 little ones, but I hope to get back to it in the future.

    We also hunt ginseng, btw.

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