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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: Raschell Rule

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 Morel Mushroom Recipe


These butter-fried morel mushrooms are simple to make, crispy and delicious. (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 Morel Mushroom Recipe


Pan-Fried Morel Mushroom Recipe

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You can fry the mushrooms whole or sliced. (Photo courtesy of MissHomemade.com)

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 butter
  • 2 resealable bags with 1 cup flour in each one

Get the Recipe: Pan-Fried Morel Mushroom Recipe


Morel Mushroom Steak Sauce Recipe

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Enhance the flavor of steak or any wild game meat with this Morel Mushroom Steak Sauce Recipe. (Photo courtesy of MissHomemade.com)

Turn morel mushrooms into a delicious sauce and pour generously over your steak.

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

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Expand the shelf life of your morel mushrooms by learning the best way to dry them out. (Photo courtesy of MissHomemade.com)

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

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Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on this Wild Morel Mushroom and Pasta Recipe and garnish with fresh parsley for the ultimate main meal. (Photo courtesy of MissHomemade.com)

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 sliced morel mushrooms
  • 1 pound cooked pasta
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley

Get the Recipe: Wild Morel Mushroom and Pasta Recipe


How to Freeze Morel Mushrooms

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Morel mushrooms can be frozen plain or you can prepare them for frying before freezing. (Jeff Phillips photo)

Have some morel mushrooms in your fridge that are about to go bad? Give them a longer life by properly freezing them. Freezing morel mushrooms is easy with these step-by-step directions. First, clean morel mushrooms well. You may freeze them whole or sliced in half; that's up to you.

Learn More: How to Freeze Morel Mushrooms

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