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Old Oct 8, 2008, 9:42 pm   #1
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Little help please

Can anyone give me some insight on how the hen is after drying? I've done the fresh and fry. And made some Ducxells after the 16 # thing I found. But really enjoy the flavor. I would like to preserve some for later on use for steaks and such.

I know most of the Boletes, taste BETTER after drying, and Morels are Better FRESH. Should I harvest more? Or leave well enough alone?

I JUST LIKE HUNTING. bUT DONT WANNA WASTE!!

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Old Oct 8, 2008, 9:52 pm   #2
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Hens are fine after drying, readily reabsorb water, and turn out good in the Brad,mike
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Old Oct 8, 2008, 9:56 pm   #3
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Thanks Mike. I've been so over run with mushrooms this fall, I cant contain myself. The Horse and the Blewitt are just the cats Meow to me.
Only if Icould find more than 1 Blewitt,,,,,

Gonna try the Mustard recipe next weekend. Hope it turns out half as well as yours...
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Old Oct 8, 2008, 10:31 pm   #4
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If ya have any questions with the making of the mustard call me, I'll send ya my # in a few, and yes blewits and hens are far more superior in taste than the morel,mike
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Old Oct 8, 2008, 10:48 pm   #5
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Your kindnes is appreciated... And your friendship more so. Thanks...

And although I'm glad I had a chance to meet you. I'm more so ,,, looking forward to hunting with you...

As you told me years ago,,, "Our paths with cross one day my friend".
They did... And it was a pleasure...

Best regards to the wife....,,, Brad
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Old Oct 9, 2008, 5:29 pm   #6
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Re: Little help please

Hens dry very well though I like to rehydrate them a little longer than I do other mushrooms. Like chicken of the woods and other polypores, I think the dried hens have a better texture if you rehydrate them slow for at least a day.
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Old Oct 9, 2008, 11:00 pm   #7
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Good point stan, hens do rehydrate better overnight,thanks for posting that Bro,mike
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Old Oct 9, 2008, 11:06 pm   #8
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Hens dry very well though I like to rehydrate them a little longer than I do other mushrooms. Like chicken of the woods and other polypores, I think the dried hens have a better texture if you rehydrate them slow for at least a day.
That's really interesting. I have dried a ton of hens this year. I have always given the hens 5-10 minutes to rehydrate in hot water. Over night? I will try that. Thanks Stan & Miker.

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Old Oct 9, 2008, 11:22 pm   #9
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Ed, what I have seen in the past rehydrations, was that hot water rehydrates very fast, but seems to loose some taste, wherein a cold overnight soak in da frig, seems to release their full flavor,mike
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I've always held to the belief,
that if it take 24 hours to dehydrate,
then it needs at least 24 hours to rehydrate.

Same cells.
Same water.
Right?

Also cold water in fridge as miker said. Slower absortion = Closer to fresh.

But hey, I'm not an old timer, so what do I know? I'm still learning.

Slowly.

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