Oyster Mushrooms

Asked May 30, 2017, 3:14 PM EDT

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

1 Response

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.