Please tell me about how to recognize oyster mushrooms growing in MN, how to clean preserve them,how to cook them. Thank you for your consideration.
McLeod County Minnesota
It is extremely important to be able to positively identify wild mushrooms before eating any. I would suggest that you purchase a good real photo guide and consider trying to find someone with experience in identifying mushrooms. Here is a link to some info with photos. http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/oct98.html . Here is a link to the MN Mycological Assn. that can help you. http://minnesotamycologicalsociety.org/. As far as cleaning and cooking goes, brush dirt off or rinse and then choose a recipe that appeals to you. There are lots of suggestions online. Sautéing in a little butter is always good.