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Black Morel

Morchella elata

2 Species ID Suggestions

jillmbader
jillmbader 9 years ago
Black Morel
Morchella elata
Morchella esculenta


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Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

You are welcome! Wikipedia says:

"Morels occasionally contain insect larvae that drop out during the drying process. Morels are a feature of many cuisines, including Provençal. Their unique flavor is prized by cooks worldwide, with recipes and preparation methods designed to highlight and preserve it. As with most edible fungi, they are best when collected or bought fresh.
One of the best and simplest ways to enjoy morels is by gently sauteeing them in butter, cracking pepper on top and sprinkling with salt. Others soak the mushrooms in an egg batter and lightly bread them with saltine crackers or flour before frying them.
Morels are not improved by extensive washing or soaking, as it may ruin the delicate flavor and require long cooking times. Due to their natural porosity, morels may contain trace amounts of soil which cannot be washed out. They can best be 'flash frozen' by simply running under cold water or putting them in a bucket to soak for a few minutes, then placing on a cookie sheet or pizza pan and placing into a freezer. After freezing they keep very fresh with the frozen glaze for a long time in Tupperware containers. However, when thawed they can sometimes turn slightly mushy in the cap. Any visible soil should be removed with a brush, after cutting the body in half lengthwise if needed.
Drying is a popular and effective method of long-term storage for morels, and they are readily available commercially in this form; dried morels can be reconstituted by soaking in warm water or milk. They may also be frozen after steaming or frying. Canning is not recommended because the necessary high pressure and temperature destroys much of the nutty flavor."

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 9 years ago

@igomeau, thank's for your information..( this fungus it is good to eat..that right..? wouw..)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

This is a fungus, specifically a mushroom! Morels are supposedly very delicious as well!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 9 years ago

What it this...? Fungus..or plant (it is fist time I see this )

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