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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-12-2014, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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A bit tough. Have to find some younger ones.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-13-2014, 12:48 AM
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-13-2014, 01:54 AM
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Re: Chicken?

They call that sheephead around here, but, proper name is hen of the woods.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-14-2014, 09:38 AM
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Seems pretty early for those.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-14-2014, 10:54 AM
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Re: Chicken?

There out early this year, a guy I know found one that had been out for a while, was too far gone. I woukdnt be waiting around this year.
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Re: Chicken?

I was pretty sure I heard them called Hen and Chicken of the woods. If this is the same mushroom.
I found them in Northern PA. I started carving it up and frying it and my wife said "what it he [censored] are you doing". Don't do this at home kids, but I ate it anyway. Tastes like steak. Pretty tough and stringy. Should I assume that is because this one is too mature? There were mushrooms of all varieties everywhere. Sure wish I knew more about what was edible.
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Re: Chicken?

Hens, or Sheepheads are nothing like a "Chicken" or "Chicken of the Woods". Chickens, when "fresh" are a brilliant Orange color. They are a polypore that grows on decaying wood. They tend to lose the color lustre are they mature.

You have a Sheephead. Tough to clean the bugs out, but great dredged in batter and fried. If you didn't like the Hen, don't eat a Chicken.

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Thank you. Very educational. BTW: Not 1 bug in the bunch.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-17-2014, 12:59 AM
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That you can see haha. Mites all over those things. I can never see the bugs on Morels either but when you soak them in salt water they are all over.
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Re: Chicken?

A little extra protein never hurts
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