On Easter weekend, Tyler, Cassidy and I went hunting for morel mushrooms on my family's land.
This is the view from one of Tyler's tree stands. I think the trees weren't thick enough in this area so maybe that's why we only found a single mushroom here. I should have taken a picture of where we found our huge harvest of mushrooms to compare the difference. The trees were much thicker and it was darker (although there was a bit of sun) and less greenery. Or maybe it was the soil (I'm no expert). Also, what would we do without our cell phones? I think Cassidy is texting over there.;)
On our way out of the trees and back to the Kubota
Finally we found mushroom paradise!
At at our last spot, we found all of these in about 45 minutes. I know there were tons more close by, which I hated to leave, but they don't keep very long so it didn't make sense to pick any more than this!
Trimming and soaking
Just kidding... I stuck my hands in the water just long enough for the picture. :)
Mom and Josh did all of the work.
Just dip them in egg, and cover them in bread or cracker crumbs or a pre-mixed fish batter, for example, and add some cayenne if you like.
Then fry them up.
Yum!!! I really got sick on these things that weekend. Another good way to eat them is sauteed in butter with a steak or in an omelete.