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Should I eat this?

zackly Jan 16, 2014 11:59 AM

I wanted to make a chicken and morel dish for dinner tonight but when I opened a bag of premium jumbo dried, Oregon morels there were dead bugs in the bag. I rinsed them then soaked them in warm water to reconstitute and am considering putting my big boy Andrew Zimmern pants on and using them. I had a problem with these "flour moths" in the summer and form what I can find on the internet they pose no harm to humans if eaten. Is there any reason not to use them?

  1. babette feasts Jan 16, 2014 02:44 PM

    Morels are so delicious and not inexpensive, I'd soak/rinse until I was reasonably sure they were bug-free, then enjoy.

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    1. re: babette feasts
      Muddirtt Jan 17, 2014 06:26 AM

      Nothing wrong with eating bugs. Or especially morels with dead bugs rinsed off :)

      Sometimes I have to put a maggot in my teeth when jimmy-ing up a trout lure. Darn big fingers.

    2. tcamp Jan 16, 2014 01:32 PM

      I'd use them without concern.

      1. OCEllen Jan 16, 2014 12:20 PM

        Use 'em!

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