Morel Mushroom Hunting

It’s that special time of year – morel mushrooms have come back to the Mid-West!  I recently had the pleasure of mushroom hunting with friends in Southern Indiana.  I feel honored to have been invited and involved in their family tradition.

Beautiful Day

We hiked out into the woods on a sunny 80 degree day.  The weather could not have been more beautiful.  Once we got to my friends secret spot we quickly started finding morels.

Morel Mushroom Hunting

Check out these beauties!

Morel Hunting

I’ve found that once you spot your first morel in the wild, it’s much easier to find them.  Take a look at our bounty!

Morel Mushroom Hunting

After we cleaned the mushrooms (by having them sit in salt water for about 20 minutes), we patted them try, tossed them in flour, and fried them in butter.

Morel Cooking

The morels tasted nutty, sweet, and oh so delicious.  Morel Mushroom Hunting

Be sure to check out my next post.  I’ve got some tips for morel hunting when you’re ready venture out into the woods.

Disclaimer: Warning. Be careful mushroom hunting and only eat mushrooms that you are positive are morels and are not poisonous.  Be sure to consult with an expert before eating any foraged fungi.

Have you ever been morel mushroom hunting?

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