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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Morel Mushrooms three ways


Spring is here and with it are things that only spring can bring. Straight forward simplicity, if morel mushrooms sauteed in butter are the be all end all then this sandwich is the top of the pops. Morel mushrooms sauteed in butter on a baguette from Balthazar Bakery would most certainly turn some heads.


Want to put a little more twist in your step? How about a nice crispy fried morel that was dipped in seasoned flour, then egg then seasoned cornmeal and cooked until golden served atop a bed of melted goat brie? Yup, thats right!



No, thats not enough? Then how about a souffle pancake with roasted orange peppers, spinach and morel mushrooms?


Spinach lightly sauteed with morel butter.


Fresh morels in butter.

Souffle Pancakes

3 egg whites
3 egg yolks
1/2 c flour
dash of salt and fresh ground pepper
1/4 water (or less)


Beat the whites to form stiff peaks. Mix together egg yolks, flour, salt and pepper with water to form a stiff batter. Fold batter into whites incorporating completely. Spoon palm size dollops of batter onto hot pan and cover so cake can rise. Let cook two minutes on one side turn gently and cook 30 seconds on other side. Remove from heat and eat. (souffle pancakes are also great as a sweet treat with your favorite fruit compote)


The lightness of the souffle pancake, the earthiness of the spinach and morels played nicely with the sweetness of roasted orange peppers, this would have been even better with a nice crispy Pinot Grigio. Thanks to Justin at MarxFoods for hooking me up with such plump and wonderful fresh morel mushrooms. If you want to experience this delight you need to act fast the window of opportunity for fresh morel mushrooms is slowly drawing its blinds.

37 comments:

The Diva on a Diet said...

My head is definitely turning ... and maybe shaking a bit too ... is that I recipe I see?! :)

5 Star Foodie said...

Wow, wow, those morels on top of fluffy souffle pancakes are pure heaven!

Vickie said...

I got stuck on butter sauteed morels on a baguette . . . my mouth is still watering. Lucious post, Christo!

Jenn said...

I can't decide which i like more, so I'll take all three. :)

Marjie said...

A recipe from our friend Dog? Astonishing! Glad you're enjoying your morels!

Angie's Recipes said...

Life is not fair. I am learning to get used to it. sighs...I just chewed some stale bread for the dinner.
Pictures are great!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I've been meaning to try that morel butter for a long time. Great photos.

Cynthia said...

I've never had morels. There are on my must-eat list when next I visit some country in which I can get them.

FOODalogue said...

I'm absolutely struck by the morels on a baguette. So simple. Nothing to detract from the taste. Why didn't I think of that?

intuitive eggplant said...

All three look and sound heavenly. Hmm, I like to make compound butters but never thought of incorporating morels or other mushrooms. In the event one couldn't find fresh morels, do you think reconstituted dried mushrooms of some sort would work?

Savory pancakes have been on my mind lately too. May have to try your souffle pancake recipe. Thanks!

eggy

doggybloggy said...

diva: spin baby spin....

5 star: souffle pancakes are my new lover

vickie: ...good place to be stuck

jenn: diplomacy at its finest

marjie: its so much extra typing - and funny typing at that.. recipes = geez

angie: I dont see how you have room to complain - (bread aside)

ciao: its easier with dried mushrooms

cynthia: well we figured this one out and its a big bummer

food: ..mmm...I dunno...

eggplant: I have found that partially reconstituted dried mushrooms work best..chippity chopped.

Chow and Chatter said...

wow love the pancakes and I need to try these your a master chef

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

OMG those morels look positively dee-vine! Sauteed in butter, my mouth is watering - thanks so much for sharing:)

tasteofbeirut said...

I like your souffle creation; blew me away!

♥peachkins♥ said...

WOW! I have to try this morel...

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The Peach Kitchen
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The Blonde Duck said...

I am intrigued!

nora@ffr said...

panckaess!! yummmm!!!! specially with the morels on top!!! :)
cheers!!

teresa said...

i'm speechless!

Barbara said...

Oh yeah. You're playing my song. We used to forage for morels when I was a kid and my mother lightly floured them and fried them in butter. Yummmmee.
Years later, I had some in an omelet at the Greebriar..almost as good.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Wow, hard to pick which one I like the best (each picture makes my stomach growl), but the simplicity of morels sauteed in butter on a baguette is sublime.

Fresh Local and Best said...

Morel-o-rama! Those plump morels look extraordinarily enticing! What a great combination, and very gourmet!

buffalodick said...

I liked them all..of course, I'd eat them anyway I could get them!

TavoLini said...

.....melted goat brie. Wow. Wow, wow wow. I am salivating on the keyboard.

Tangled Noodle said...

I would be thrilled with morel mushrooms any one of these ways! The souffle pancakes WILL be made . . .

Donna-FFW said...

souffle pancakes sound utterly delightful. Morel butter, intriguingly leaves me wanting.

whatscookingwithdoc said...

Man,
Got to get me some morels; looks fantastic.
BTW your prize is printing. DO you want scrub top in L or XL?
-Doc

Phyllis said...

My stomach just growled loudly while I was reading this :)
Your souffle pancakes sound awesome - thanks for sharing the recipe!

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Velva said...

You know how to make a girl crave fresh morels.

theUngourmet said...

I have to tell you, I don't think I've tasted morels yet. Each dish looks amazing!

Jamie said...

Truly decadent and elegant all rolled into on. Morel magic! Seems like lunch, dinner and more dinner to me. Gorgeous morels, I must say. I usually only see them dried but did finally see fresh last week and but their magical aura almost floored me and I ran!

Sook said...

Love your pictures! Looks good!

Sippity Sup said...

More, more and more morels! GREG

Erica said...

I've never had morels!I love mushrooms and I would love to taste this kind!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Look at you - the lucky one with these gorgeous mushrooms. I agree with Nastasha - pure foodie heaven seems to say it all.
Sam

Table Talk said...

I'll take morels any which way, but if I had to pick a favorite out of this line up, it would be with the pancakes~yes, definitely the pancakes...sauteed with a baguette would also work for me.

urban vegan said...

I could live on 'shrooms....

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