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Some morel aficionados rinse them with cold water and spread them out on cookie sheets to freeze them individually.They take them off the sheets and place them in an airtight container and place them in the freezer until they are ready to be used.There are many factors that affect mushroom growth, and it is anybody’s guess as to when and where they will grow. If you are successful at foraging for morels, you’ll want to take proper care of them.Check inside and out for insects, brush off the surface debris.There are many ways to prepare morels as a main dish or used in place of store-bought mushrooms.
Morels can be found in a variety of landscapes, but are commonly found growing under and around decaying elm trees.
Just after the last feathers have fallen after duck season and just before folks hit the hollers to get their gobblers on, is that other hunting season that brings droves of families to the cool dark woods of Spring for morels.
There aren’t many kinds of foods that people would drive more than a hundred miles, then search for all day to find. Morel mushroom hunting season can start anytime from early to mid-March and run into late June.
Each spring these ‘pickers’ comb forests and field in search of the unmistakable ‘sponge mushroom’.
There are also a few look-alikes called ‘false morels’ that, according to the University of Minnesota website can cause ‘gastrointestinal stress and should be avoided’.
Once you locate a patch, use a knife to slice of the morels at the soil level.