Amber Jelly????????

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  1. Benjamin Shoemaker

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    I have been looking into hunting mushrooms and decided to go actively looking for some today. I am pretty sure I have found some Amber jelly. I have attached some photos to see what you guys and gals think. I'm thinking about frying it up to see if it pops like popcorn. Hopefully I won't be poisoned. I haven't seen anything else that resembles this so I think I will be ok. IMG_20180113_153737.jpg IMG_20180113_153751.jpg IMG_20180113_154433.jpg IMG_20180113_154441.jpg IMG_20180113_154505.jpg IMG_20180113_154518.jpg
     
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    It looks like amber jelly to me.

    However, it is always a good idea to not eat anything you aren't 100% certain of.
     
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    Well after much thought and research, I have decided that it is Amber jelly. I have it soaking in water to get to its full potential. Then to the frying pan it will go. I read somewhere online that it helps with blood pressure, circulation, and something else. Who knows IMG_20180113_171459.jpg
     
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    Frying it up. Garlic powder, salt and butter. IMG_20180113_175657.jpg
     
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    Yum.
    You need to smear that on a crostini.
     
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    Gormet dinning right here. Going to try it with a touch of mustard. Hope I don't die. Lol IMG_20180113_181337.jpg
     
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    Weve got somthing here looks kinda like orange jello but opaque. Not clear. Commonly called chicken of the woods. Similar to that. I'm told ours is edible with preperation. It doesn't look all that yummy though.
     
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    As far as I know there aren't any toxic look-alikes.
     
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    Yeah I didn't find anything about poisonous look a likes either. That's one of the reasons I ate it. Lol. Well it's been almost an hour and no side effects that I am aware of.
     
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    What did it taste like? I've been keeping my eyes peeled for amber jelly in my area, but it has been too cold.
     
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    I have seen a lot of that stuff on fruit trees. It seems to be caused by insects damaging the tree and the tree exuding this stuff for 'repair'?

    Please let us know if you die from eating this. (Kind of a Yogi Berra saying I guess):eek:
     
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    Mustard? ;)
     
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    It tasted like salt, butter and garlic. Maybe a hint of earthy taste but not much.
     
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    I will definitely let everyone know if I die.
     
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    :18: lol! Very true.

    Lol!
     
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    @Benjamin Shoemaker , I too see that quite often but never thought about eating it.
    Thanks for being the guinea pig...
     
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    Classic. Along with "Please raise your hand if you're not here. "
     

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