These are dried morel mushrooms. We've personally cooked these same morels for our family and they are absolutely delicious! These are wild, hand picked, morel mushrooms harvested in America, only the best morels with no pieces or stems. We absolutely 100% stand behind this product, we feel it's the best product we sell because it provides great quality and value to our customers.
If you haven't had dried morel mushrooms before here are some common questions with the answers:
How do you prepare them?
You simply put them in water for about 20 minutes. They will rehydrate and plump up and look and taste just like they were fresh picked from the ground. The picture of the morels in a bowl to the left shows our dried morels rehydrated, this picture was taken by one of our customer's and submitted to our Facebook page.
Do they taste the same?
Yes they taste exactly the same! The morel flavor you know and love comes through. The only thing removed during drying is water, so no flavor is removed. The picture of the morels in a bowl to the left shows our dried morels rehydrated, this picture was taken by one of our customer's and submitted to our Facebook page.
How many servings is this?
You get approximately 40 morels, 1 pound as picked. They are a mix of small, medium, and large morels. Sometimes one pound equals 50 morels, right now our morels are of the medium/larger size so about 40 morels make a pound. Another way to put it, we have a family of 5 (one baby) and we served these as a side, and we had more than enough for 2 meals. So I guess that makes 8 servings, but they taste so good you might eat them all at once!
Why dry morels?
Morels with water in them are a very perishable item. They only last about 7 days, so they have to be processed and shipped quickly, which is very expensive (time is money). If you remove the water then the morels can keep up to 18 months. They can also then be shipped using standard methods. The end result is that a pound of fresh morels delivered is $70.00, a pound of dried is $39.99 and they taste exactly the same!
Is it common to dry morels?
Yes! More dried morels are eaten then fresh morels. Dried morels are eaten all year round, while fresh morels are only available in season. If you've ever eaten a morel at a restaurant in the late summer, fall, winter, or early spring, it was almost certainly a dried morel. Many recipes you will find actually call for dried morels because they are so common.
Are dried morels good for you?
Absolutely! Nothing is better for you or the environment then a product harvested in the wild. This is an unprocessed, unaltered, natural product that comes right from the forest into your home.
When were they picked?
All of our dried morels were picked in the spring of 2014! Most other dried morels sold by other companies were picked in 2013. Dried morels will be good to eat for at least one year minimum, most sources say 2 to 3 years.