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Old Oct 9, 2008, 5:52 pm   #1
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HEN #1 and #2

They look like hens? I found this one on a huge down oak at the stump. It was huge over 20#. I had to cut it up and haul it out in my back pack. I cut it from the bottom with a 4" stem.
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Old Oct 9, 2008, 5:56 pm   #2
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Then behind it was this one buried inside of a hollow oak log. It went two feet inside the hollow log. I had to cut it and pull it out of the inside. When I got done they both fill up my Aussie back pack.
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Old Oct 9, 2008, 8:00 pm   #3
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That is AWESOME! Great finds! Should be poppin' for awhile yet.
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Old Oct 9, 2008, 8:07 pm   #4
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Very nice ones. I had to leave behind two that looked like that because they were already yellowing underneath and smelling a little fishy.
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I just got done cleaning the hens for 6 hours. They are very white and fresh all the way to the stems. Stems where soft and solid white. They smell good too and not one bug or worm in either one of them. This is the first time I got two big ones like this that where so fresh and huge with no bugs!!!! I want to freeze them. Do I cook them in butter first and then bag them In freeze bags or cook them and bag them in vacumm bags? Since, they are all clean, should I just freeze them without cooking. What is the best Way???
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Old Oct 9, 2008, 9:13 pm   #6
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You can do either, though I prefer to saute mine first. They tend to hold their texture a little more when you cook them a little before freezing in my opinion.
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I agree, Stan. I've tried both ways and I definitely prefer partially sauteing them and then freezing. Either way...ENJOY!
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I sauteed some last night for a taste. I used butter, onions and garlic. I cooked them until the moisture was gone and they and the onions started to brown. Then I added 3 tble of flower and mixed in. Then added milk, which made a milk gravy. Then I added a touch of red wine. I let it reduce down and added salt, pepper, touch of basil and nut meg to taste. I made some biscuits (pillsbury-buttermilk type). I poured the mushroom gravy over the biscuits and OMG That is all I have to say!!!! I am going to just sautee the rest and freeze them in freezer baggies.
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Old Oct 10, 2008, 10:22 am   #9
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Jon- what is duxcelles???
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Wow, Ted...That sounds delicious!!! On the question about duxcelle and I think it's pronounced(do-seal) Is that right, guys? the pronounciation? Here is the recipe that Frank posted...

http://www.michiganmorels.com/funtal...ead.php?t=6982
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