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Found chanterelle mushrooms y-day at my place

Posted on 5/28/24 at 8:22 pm
Posted by bbvdd
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
25195 posts
Posted on 5/28/24 at 8:22 pm
Was walking around the woods and was surprised to see the orange dots scattered across the ground.

Ended up picking up a pound of more of them.

Planning on cooking them tomorrow. Lemon garlic cream sauce over pasta.

ETA: was really surprised to see them this early. I never even thought to look for them this early.

Also, this was extreme north MS.
This post was edited on 5/28/24 at 8:25 pm
Posted by Jack Daniel
In the bottle
Member since Feb 2013
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Posted on 5/28/24 at 8:30 pm to
Let us know if you see pink elephants
Posted by JRinNOLA
Uptown New Orleans
Member since Feb 2020
77 posts
Posted on 5/28/24 at 9:29 pm to
My mom found some in st. Francisville this past weekend. It’s usually July-August that I find them.
Posted by duckaholic25
Member since Nov 2010
186 posts
Posted on 5/28/24 at 9:36 pm to
What's the trick to getting all the grit out of them. I can't seem to get them clean.
Posted by REB BEER
Laffy Yet
Member since Dec 2010
16302 posts
Posted on 5/28/24 at 9:40 pm to
My son brought a bag full of red chanterelles home from north Louisiana today. Gonna cook them up tomorrow.
Posted by Loup
Ferriday
Member since Apr 2019
11708 posts
Posted on 5/29/24 at 6:39 am to
From what I've seen on Facebook there have been a lot of folks finding them where I'm at in West Fel parish. I haven't been out to look for them yet. I usually don't try until the middle of June.
Posted by commode
North Shore
Member since Dec 2012
1161 posts
Posted on 5/29/24 at 7:59 am to
Where would one look to find them? Uplands or bottoms?
Posted by Loup
Ferriday
Member since Apr 2019
11708 posts
Posted on 5/29/24 at 8:03 am to
quote:

What's the trick to getting all the grit out of them. I can't seem to get them clean.


I submerge in water and gently agitate them. Drain water, repeat. You can't get it all but this gets most out.
Posted by LoneStarTiger
Lone Star State
Member since Aug 2004
15964 posts
Posted on 5/29/24 at 8:40 am to
quote:

Where would one look to find them? Uplands or bottoms?


I've found most in creek bottoms or lowland hardwood stands

Posted by TheDrunkenTigah
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
17377 posts
Posted on 5/29/24 at 8:42 am to
We typically get a good flush around this time in south central MS. They’re excellent with just butter and garlic over a good ribeye, maybe my favorite mushroom.
Posted by TheDrunkenTigah
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
17377 posts
Posted on 5/29/24 at 8:45 am to
quote:

Where would one look to find them? Uplands or bottoms?


Anywhere there is a decent layer of oak leaf litter away from direct sunlight. We find them under a stand of water oaks, about a 5ac area that changes dramatically in elevation, but they’re all over it.
Posted by deeprig9
Unincorporated Ozora, Georgia
Member since Sep 2012
64611 posts
Posted on 5/29/24 at 11:57 am to
Is there something about the elevation changes that attract them? The one stand I know of is on a steep slope. None on the flat part below the slope or above it.
Posted by DamStrong
Member since Sep 2014
72 posts
Posted on 5/29/24 at 12:26 pm to
I also clean with water, but first I use a soft bristled paint brush to brush away as much as I can with out damaging the mushrooms
Posted by TheDrunkenTigah
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
17377 posts
Posted on 5/29/24 at 1:12 pm to
I’m speculating but it seems like they need just the right amount of drainage, places where the leaf litter will hold some moisture but excess will run off. Rare to find them in the low spots where water can stand, but they will be on hilltops as long as they’re shaded.
Posted by Tr33fiddy
Member since Aug 2023
116 posts
Posted on 5/29/24 at 1:18 pm to
As soon as it gets hot and rains a lot we get them here in Central Arkansas. The smooth chanterelles always pop first

I always trim the dirty part off the stem before I bag them and don't have a problem with grit. If it looks to dirty I won't bag it. Sorting and trimming while picking will save you a lot of time in the kitchen.
Posted by Tr33fiddy
Member since Aug 2023
116 posts
Posted on 5/29/24 at 1:20 pm to
quote:

Is there something about the elevation changes that attract them? The one stand I know of is on a steep slope. None on the flat part below the slope or above


In the mountains I've noticed they pop in different elevations at different times.
Posted by jimbob30
Member since May 2017
8 posts
Posted on 5/29/24 at 1:45 pm to
Found some two weeks ago in SW MS. Was surprised to see them this early.
Posted by LSU Neil
Springfield
Member since Feb 2007
2547 posts
Posted on 5/29/24 at 6:06 pm to
I saw them in the backyard the other day, and said it can’t be. Too early
Posted by bbvdd
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
25195 posts
Posted on 5/29/24 at 8:44 pm to
Cooked them tonight. Did a chanterelle garlic cream sauce with capers over pasta.

It was delicious.
Posted by Tr33fiddy
Member since Aug 2023
116 posts
Posted on 5/29/24 at 10:33 pm to
We just had our first sauted in butter 3 days ago. Always tell the family how fancy we are since the yuppies in the city pay 60 a pound or more for chanterelles lol
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