Morel mushrooms: Culinary delicacy grows wild in Cincinnati – WLWT Cincinnati

A culinary delicacy could be growing in your backyard. As temperatures warm across the area, it’s prime time for morel mushrooms. Searching for morels is no easy task. If it were easy, the reward would not be as sweet. Knowing where to look is key to getting the perfect mushroom.”We’re not allowed to tell exactly where we are, except we’re in southern Ohio,” said morel hunter Dirk Morgan.The morel community keeps quiet about its hunting places.”No true morel hunter is going to give up the secret of where their favorite hunting ground is,” Morgan said.Once you have collected your mushrooms, the kitchen is the next destination. Morgan likes to stuff his morels with cheese, dip them in batter and fry them.The taste is hard to describe, but some say the mushrooms taste nutty, or like butter.Morgan said anyone interested in morel hunting should go with an experienced morel hunter. He said some mushrooms look like morels, but are not, and could make you sick.Morgan also advised getting permission from landowners to go on their property, to avoid any fines.

A culinary delicacy could be growing in your backyard.

As temperatures warm across the area, it’s prime time for morel mushrooms.

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Searching for morels is no easy task. If it were easy, the reward would not be as sweet.

Knowing where to look is key to getting the perfect mushroom.

“We’re not allowed to tell exactly where we are, except we’re in southern Ohio,” said morel hunter Dirk Morgan.

The morel community keeps quiet about its hunting places.

“No true morel hunter is going to give up the secret of where their favorite hunting ground is,” Morgan said.

Once you have collected your mushrooms, the kitchen is the next destination. Morgan likes to stuff his morels with cheese, dip them in batter and fry them.

The taste is hard to describe, but some say the mushrooms taste nutty, or like butter.
Morgan said anyone interested in morel hunting should go with an experienced morel hunter. He said some mushrooms look like morels, but are not, and could make you sick.

Morgan also advised getting permission from landowners to go on their property, to avoid any fines.