Found just outside my kitchen door…
So nice when mother nature provides home delivery like that.
Oh! Care to share?Jean - MN
Lucky you, Enjoy!!
You can tell good mushrooms from bad ones?Those are interesting looking. I haven't seen them even in pictures before.
Karen Anne, Google "morel mushrooms".
Fry up with butter and garlic! Yumm!Earlene
Shut up! I'm jealous!
Good grief! By your back door? I've looked and looked, up and down our creeks and in the woods, with no luck. I think I need a morel tutor!
I know nothing about mushroom in the wild. Does it need a moist environment to grow? I'm thinking it is too dry where I live in Texas.
Meggie, I don't think they are common in Texas, but I did just read something somewhere that they can be found there on rare occasions.
I grew up in Michigan and every Spring Mother and I would hunt for morel mushrooms. We would find them especially around rotting logs. They are very distinctive, no others like them. And I agree...YUM! I've never seen any in NC.
Wow - it is so early for mushrooms, but I've heard that a few people have found some around here too. That is a sure sign of Spring!
sorry Meggie, my grandparents are farmers and they've tried everything to get mushrooms here in the San Antonio area... no avail. However, during wet springs we get the not-so-good-to-eat ones...bleh!-Jennifer Ann
No kidding! Those look yummy? How do you fix them? We cut them in half and soak them in salt water over night, batter them with egg/milk mixture then in flour with salt and pepper added then fry them? I always wondered if there were other ways to cook them.
There probably is a better way to fix them, but I've only know people to fix them the same way you do, Benita.
Just 'harvested' a big batch of them here too. Mine are out in the front of the house, between here and the road...nice and level, mown grass and everything. :-) I share with my folks--actually Mom cooks 'em. (I tell her I worked so hard to grow them that it was a fair tradeoff. ;-) Hope you enjoy yours. Also loved the post with the four 'llamas'.Tammy
Lucky you! I would love to find some outside my back door...or anywhere for that matter. They're truly a once-a-year treat! Enjoy them!
Jeff's been looking for them but hasn't found them. Maybe I'll tell him to run up to your place! Personally, I like to hunt for them (was so fun doing that growing up) but only like a bite and not more. Not a mushroom eating fan.
Here in West Virginia, we call them Molly Moochers. They usually are found out in the hilly woods under big, old oak trees in the deep rich loam. I love them sauteed in butter and they have such a rich earthy and meaty taste - great in or on anything - or by themselves! Isn't Spring wonderful!
I have memories of going mushroom hunting in the woods near our house in rural Michigan!! My dad always made fried morel sandwiches.
So jealous!! We haven't found any yet.
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