Thursday, May 17, 2012

We have Morel Mushrooms at the Pine Near!

Morel Mushrooms are here at the Pine Near!

 The Morel Mushroom is one of the most delicious, edible and desirable genus of acsocarp (mushroom with a fruiting body) mushrooms. The Morel Mushroom is on the " Most Wanted" List for outdoor enthusiasts. They are not only appetizing but enjoyable to hunt and easy to prepare.  Morel Mushrooms are most commonly found in damp areas in the the spring months, however, they can grow in numerous locations.

There are numerous ways to cut, prepare and eat Morel Mushrooms however the "King of Morel Recipes" is the Crispy Mushroom Fry.

Prepping your mushrooms is very important, soak the Morels in saltwater for one hour to kill any insects and cleanse. Refrigerate until ready for use.

Morels, sliced in half length wise
4 eggs; beaten
2 Cups flour (bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs if you want them extra crispy)
2 Tablespoons of butter
Salt and Pepper to taste

In a large bowl, roll the sliced Morels in butter until fully covered

In a separate bowl mix together dry ingredients (flour or bread crumbs and your salt and pepper to taste).

Dip the egg covered Morels in the flour or bread crumbs, make sure every surface of the mushroom is covered.

In a large skillet melt the butter on Medium-High heat, fry the Morels until brown and crispy on all sides. It's best to fry the Morels in small batches to ensure you don't over crowd your skillet and that the mushrooms are cooked thoroughly.

Repeat this process until your so full, you can't take another bite or until all Morels are gone.

Although this recipe doesn't list the exact amount of Morels to use; just adjust the recipe by adding more eggs and butter until the all the Morels are gone; which will be much sooner than you want!

Thanks to our friends at we found this easy and delicious recipe. For the Top 10 Morel recipes click the link above.


Come visit and stay at the Pine Near for your next outdoor adventure and experience Morel Mushrooms first hand.

1 comment:

  1. This recipe looks fantastic! I am actually hosting a morel linky party at as part of our Fresh Produce Tuesday series. I would love if you submitted this recipe!