Morel Feast

Morel Feast

Morchella, the true morels, is a genus of edible mushrooms closely related to anatomically simpler cup fungi. These distinctive fungi appear honeycomb-like, with their cap composed of a network of ridges with pits (thanks wiki)

We discovered some Morels on Easter weekend in our yard! We weren’t sure what they were so we asked a few people on one of my favorite gardening forums the helpful gardener and a friendly member helped us out a bit. He told us what to look for and where to find them. Its really neat how we just came across them in our yard. Of course we did a lot more research but Morgyn had a pretty strong feeling after reading so many Chef articles that yes indeed those were the delicacy we had thought they were! So we fried them up and used the left over buttery mushroom sauce for a pasta dish that was out of this world! No they are not magic mushrooms, but they sure are deliciously earthy and buttery!

Backyard Morels!

Backyard Morels!

Nice looking Morels!

Nice looking Morels!

This is how big it was!

This is how big it was!

Slicing up the Morels

Slicing up the Morels

 

Cutting up Morels

Cutting up Morels

 

Slicing them up!

Slicing them up!

Nature is a work of art

Nature is a work of art

Such an interesting texture!

Such an interesting texture!

Adding Morels to pan

Adding Morels to pan

Starting to pan fry them!

Starting to pan fry them!

Stirring them in the pan!

Stirring them in the pan!

Fried up Morels

Fried up Morels

Time to eat them up!

Time to eat them up!

Pasta with Morel butter..

Pasta with Morel butter..