Morel Mushrooms- Hunting and Preparation
2 inches wide by 3 inches long. Morels come in colors anywhere from Grey, to a Light Tan, to a Golden or Brandy color.
All mushrooms have some dirt, or critters attached and need cleaning. Cleaning with a damp cloth is not enough for Morels, you must brine to fully clean them.
Never eat Morels raw, they have a toxin that when cooked, gets nutralized. Check out our FB on Morel album for directions on storing and cleaning.
Brining Morels: 1 tsp. of salt to 2 cups of filtered water and leave for about 4 hours minimum or even overnight in the fridge is okay too.
After brining, wash each individual Morel thoroughly with cold water and put them on to paper towels and slightly pat them for cooking.
Sauted without a dredge with a little regular Olive Oil and butter and season with a little amount of salt.
Every year we go hunting for mushrooms and Morels are a favorite... we share some tips on where to find them, what environment they grow in and in our opinion, the best way to prepare them.