Recipe by Krsi Sue
These elusive tasty mushrooms are only available for hunting for a short time in the spring. When hunting - -please use a net bag such as the bag that covers your onions. The reason for this: While they are in your bag & you are moving around, the spores can shake free and fall to the ground to produce more mushrooms. Morels take 5 years to produce a nice crop in the wild.
Top Review by Bonnie G #2
We had a great crop of morels in our own yard this year; though not as good as the one your photo shows! Loved your tip on collecting, never thought of that but will sure use it from now on. I wanted to try out this method on a few as we can never eat all the ones we have before they spoil. This worked great for the drying - still need to reconstitue and see how they come out, thanks for the lesson.
Directions See How It's Made
- Soak morels for up to 4 hours in salt water. The mushrooms are hollow, and the salt water will kill any little bugs that might be living in them.
- Drain and rinse with fresh water.
- Slice at least one side of the mushrooms.
- Lie mushrooms on a towel.
- Direct the air flow of a small fan onto the mushrooms and let dry up to 24 hours.
- The mushrooms will reduce in size drastically. When they are dry, bag them in a ziplock bag and throw them in the freezer to use later.
- Reconstituting Mushrooms:.
- Soak mushrooms in broth, wine, or water for up to 5 minutes. They will spring back to the size they were when they were picked.