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6 Wild Morel Mushroom Recipes and Storage Tips

Morel mushrooms are difficult to find, so next time you have a batch of these tasty morsels, do them justice with these recipes and storage tips

When finding wild morels in these numbers, it When finding wild morels in these numbers, it's a good idea to have several recipe options and the DIY skills necessary to prep and store unused mushrooms. (Jeff Phillips photo)

By: OutdoorChannel.com Staff

Morels are commonly found by American elm trees and you will find white, yellow and black morels depending on the time you go hunting. You can also find these by sycamore, ash, apple trees, cottonwood and white pine.

Fried morels are a favorite! You may fry them two different ways. One if rolling in flour only and frying - the second is using an egg wash. We’ve listed both recipes for you below, along with some other ways to prepare this fantastic fungi.

Easy Butter-Fried Morels Recipe


(Jeff Phillips photo)

Morel mushrooms are a ball to find and fried morels are my favorite

Ingredients:

  • Fresh and clean morels, cut in half the long way
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup flour in a resealable bag

Get the Recipe: Easy Butter-Fried Morels Recipe


Pan-Fried Morel Recipe

pan-fried morel recipe
You can fry the mushrooms whole or sliced.

This tasty recipe uses an egg wash before frying

Ingredients:

  • Fresh morels that have been cleaned and are wet
  • 1 or 2 eggs (depending how many you have to cook)
  • ¼ cup water
  • Dash garlic powder
  • Dash onion powder
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 resealable bags with 1 cup flour in each one

Get the Recipe: Pan-Fried Morel Recipe


Morel Mushroom Streak Sauce Recipe

morel mushroom steak sauce recipe
Morel Mushroom Steak Sauce Recipe (Photo courtesy of Raschell Rule)

Morel mushrooms are a ball to find and these morel recipes are quite a find too

Ingredients:

  • ½ pound fresh morel mushrooms, cleaned
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 ½ cups half & half
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

Get the Recipe: Morel Mushroom Steak Sauce Recipe


How to Dry Morel Mushrooms

how to dry morel mushrooms
(Photo courtesy of Raschell Rule)

How do you dry morel mushrooms using a dehydrator? It is really easy to do and they keep well too so you can enjoy them year-round

Pick the same size morels to be dried on each level. The smaller ones will come out first, so you may want to put the tray on top. Or you may just slice them so they are approximately the same in size. Make sure they are clean and dry (you may roll them in a paper towel to get the water out of the crevices).

Learn More: How to Dry Morel Mushrooms


Wild Morel Mushroom and Pasta Recipe

wild morel mushroom and pasta recipe
Wild Morel Mushrooms and Pasta (Photo courtesy of Raschell Rule)

In the wild edibles world, there aren't many things better than fried morel mushrooms, but if you're looking to use your morels in a main dish, give this pasta recipe a try

Ingredients:

  • 2 shallots
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 2 cups of sliced morel mushrooms
  • 1 pound of cooked pasta
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly chopped parsley

Get the Recipe: Wild Morel Mushroom and Pasta Recipe


How to Freeze Morel Mushrooms

how to freeze morel mushrooms
(Photo courtesy of Raschell Rule)

How do you dry morel mushrooms using a dehydrator? It is really easy to do and they keep well too so you can enjoy them year-round

Pick the same size morels to be dried on each level. The smaller ones will come out first, so you may want to put the tray on top. Or you may just slice them so they are approximately the same in size. Make sure they are clean and dry (you may roll them in a paper towel to get the water out of the crevices).

Learn More: How to Freeze Morel Mushrooms


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