morels!

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by duck killer 1, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. duck killer 1

    duck killer 1 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    i don't like these kinda things (mushrooms), but i know there are people on here who do, so... here's a place about 3 hours west of me that grows them commercially:

    http://www.freshmorels.com/

    also here is a site i just found that teaches you how to grow them, which i thought was impossible until just now!
    http://www.thefarm.org/mushroom/morel.html
     
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Our farm in MN can grow some really good morals. I live too far away and don't get down there durnign the season but some of our family friends pick a pile of them every year off of our land. I have only had them once or twice and I loved them!!!!
     
  3. duck killer 1

    duck killer 1 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    i've never tried them, but i suppose i should. everybody that's had them says they are great. i found that place a couple years ago while scouting for snow geese and i heard they were impossible to grow so i did some more research today and thought i would post about it
     
  4. violator

    violator Smoke Blower

    I've never had them either. My Brother bought some land about 30 miles from here (where we bowhunt) and the guy neighboring this property says he finds tons of them every year on my Brother's property.....this is the same guy who won't let us cut across his PASTURE (60 yards wide where we want to cross).
    I looked for them down there last year, but I think he beat me to it. (rackin' frackin'......[​IMG])
     
  5. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Morels are a simple slice of heaven. My favorite meal is crappie and morels. Just a little egg and milk dredge and half flour and cornmeal and fry. Some salt and you are ready to go. I will say if you are not experienced at mushroom hunting take some one who is with you. There are false morels than can make some folks sick as heck. Others will tolerate them fine but take no chances.
     
  6. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nope, I don't have any morels! [​IMG]
     
  7. Man, you've got to try them. Ilive for shroom season. A buddy just sent a pic today, him and his wife found 33 of them they found today. woooohooo,IT'S MUSHROOM SEASON!
     
  8. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    there is nothing better, but yes make sure you know what you are picking
     
  9. nickelmore

    nickelmore Smoking Fanatic

    Violator, not sure where you are in Illinois, but up north I think its just a little too early,

    Once they start they usually run for a few months if conditions are perfect.

    I usually go during turkey season in Kentucky, and have not found any good places around me to find them.
     
  10. bigheadz

    bigheadz Newbie

    The black morels are really poppin here in Southern Illinois. (30 miles S of I70).  Found 29 2 days ago - and people are finding them by the 100's now.  Mushroom season here is only for about 2-3 weeks at best.  Hope to post some pics here after this weekend!
     
  11. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    Cool good info
     
  12. bigheadz

    bigheadz Newbie

    Here's a Big Black (Grey) Morel that we found yesterday evening here in Southern Illinois..

    [​IMG]
     
  13. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yum I want some right now.
     
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  16. bigheadz

    bigheadz Newbie

    That is unbelievable, thanks for sharing the pics...I have never seen them come up in groves that thick before...we have to tromp around out in the woods for hours around here to come up with a good mess!
     
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ever since Erain posted those pictures, when I hear or read the word "morels", I think of "Erain"!

    Bear
     
  18. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I love morel hunting.  I can't eat them anymore.  Ate so many a few years ago I made myself sick.  Now I can't stand the thought of eating them.  But I did love them.

    After getting a bunch, here's how I'd prep them

    Put them into a bowl of salt water to clean them and get rid of any bugs that my have made a home there.

    Then I'd slit them in half from top to bottom and dry them off.

    Dip them in a scrambled egg and then into a 50/50 mix of bread crumbs and onion cracker crumbs.

    Fry until golden with vegetable oil and butter.  Then set aside to drain on paper towels.

    Preheat oven to 400*

    Make slices of cheddar cheese that will fit into the cavity of the mushroom (the inside that is exposed from when you slit it open)

    Pop in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.

    So tasty
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2011
  19. bigheadz

    bigheadz Newbie

    I can see how somebody could eat thereselves sick with that recipee Dude - YUMMY!
     

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