Classic Morel Recipes

Morel Appetizers

Half morels. Dip in egg, then flour and sauté in butter or margarine. Salt and pepper to taste. Lemon juice may be squeezed on.

Take a water chestnut and wrap with a half piece of bacon. Wrap a morel half at a 90-degree angle to the bacon skewer. Cook on grill or in a 400-degree oven for 6 to 9 minutes. Brush with butter twice while cooking.

Cream Of Morel Mushroom Soup

8 oz. Morel Mushrooms , fresh or 2 oz. dried

8 T Butter

1 Medium onion

1/2 c. Flour

1 t. Salt

1/4 t. Pepper

14 oz. Chicken broth

1 qt. Half and half

Slice the mushrooms in half very thin and chop the rest. Combine chopped onion and mushrooms in skillet of melted butter. Cook slowly until tender and onions are golden.

In large pan pour half and half and chicken broth. When mushroom mixture is done, add the flour to them gradually to make a roux and stir well. Then add this mixture to the broth mixture and bring to a boil. Boil 1 -2 minutes. Add salt & pepper.

Variations (Add):

Chicken, cooked and chopped

Wild rice, cooked

Salmon and dill

Rice Casserole with Morel Mushrooms

Cut 8 oz. morels into small pieces. Sauté morels, 2 T onions, 1 pkg Uncle Ben’s Original Wild and Long Grain Rice for about 20 minutes in 4 T butter. Place in casserole dish. Add 3 cups chicken broth and seasoning packet from rice. Bake 1 hour in 375-degree oven. Serve with just about any meat entrée as a potato substitute.

Chicken with Morel Rice Sauce

Slice morels in strips. Sauté 4 chicken breasts that have been pounded to ¼ inch thick in 2 T vegetable oil. Add ¼ to ½ cup white wine. Simmer 20 minutes. Add broth or water, if necessary. Place chicken on serving dish. Cover to keep warm. Measure 1 cup liquid adding if necessary. Melt 2 T butter. Sauté morels and ½ cup thinly sliced onion 3 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle on 2 T flour. Add liquid all at once. Add 1 tsp dried basil, 1 tsp dried rosemary, 2 T chopped pimento (drained), and ¼ tsp pepper. Cook 1 minute more. Spoon over chicken breasts.

Sautéed Morels

Sauté morels in butter. Add salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce to taste. Onions may be added also. Serve on steaks, pork chops, chicken breasts, toast, French bread, or just by themselves. Margarine or olive oil may be substituted.