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#3650374 - 04/20/14 08:37 AM Morel Mushrooms
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Registered: 04/03/11
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Loc: Shelby County, TN

Never been a big fan of mushrooms, so I really don't know why but Morels are something I have always wanted to try but never had the opportunity. in the dog house! was nice enough to give me enough to fool around with. He gave me a mix of blacks and yellows. I have heard the blacks have a more intense flavor, but I really couldn't tell the difference in taste and preferred the texture of the yellows.

I cooked them 4 ways to see what I liked best keeping seasoning to a minimum(just salt and pepper) .

1. sautéed in butter
This is the only time I sliced them, and on the advise of in the dog house! on another thread, cooked them a little longer the next few attempts.

2. sautéed in olive oil

3. deep fried (peanut oil) dredged in flour

4. deep fried (peanut oil) dredged in corn meal & flour mix.

They reminded me of a cross between a softshell she-crab crab with eggs(roe) and fried oysters. Earthy slightly pungent, not as pungent as the she-crab with roe, and less sweet than an oyster. I have heard Morels called "dry land fish", "dry land oysters" might be more accurate.

The butter overpowered the delicate flavor of the Morel, it was my least favorite. Next least favorite was the corn-meal mix. 2nd most favorite was in flour, and my most favorite was simply sautéed in olive oil. The deep fried ones reminded me the most of the softshell/oyster cross.

Thanks again in the dog house! You might see me searching the woods of West TN next Spring.
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#3650389 - 04/20/14 08:53 AM Re: Morel Mushrooms [Re: BamaProud]
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#3650741 - 04/20/14 06:38 PM Re: Morel Mushrooms [Re: RUGER]
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They all sound good to me.
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#3651336 - 04/21/14 11:48 AM Re: Morel Mushrooms [Re: Bow Hunter]
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Posts: 7707
Loc: Memphis, Tennessee

Look good
#3653154 - 04/23/14 09:25 AM Re: Morel Mushrooms [Re: Inkstainz]
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Registered: 10/25/05
Posts: 3263
Loc: southwest iowa

I deep fry all of mine. I cut the stems off, slice them in half or more depending on the size. Dip them in egg wash and use cracker crumbs for the breading. I've used flour with some pepper before, but like the egg and cracker crumb combination the best.
#3691302 - 06/14/14 05:26 PM Re: Morel Mushrooms [Re: iowavf]
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Registered: 11/22/99
Posts: 3619
Loc: Hendersonville, TN, USA

When you pick them, try to leave more of the stem in the ground. Come back in two days and they will have re-grown a new top.
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#3691422 - 06/14/14 09:19 PM Re: Morel Mushrooms [Re: jakeway]
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Registered: 12/28/09
Posts: 3283
Loc: Giles Co. Tn

 Originally Posted By: jakeway
When you pick them, try to leave more of the stem in the ground. Come back in two days and they will have re-grown a new top.

are you sure???
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#3691600 - 06/15/14 08:32 AM Re: Morel Mushrooms [Re: pressfit]
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Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17592
Loc: Franklin TN

 Originally Posted By: pressfit
 Originally Posted By: jakeway
When you pick them, try to leave more of the stem in the ground. Come back in two days and they will have re-grown a new top.

are you sure???
never seen that before, doesn't sound right to me.

FYI those "blacks" are actually half-free morels, aka peckerheads or dog pecker. They have a more fragile texture and I often throw them out when I find them. But those that ITDH found look fresh. Still not the same as a good black morel.

#3691819 - 06/15/14 06:12 PM Re: Morel Mushrooms [Re: catman529]
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Posts: 12880
Loc: Mountians of East Tennessee

Good "review".
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