Can you freeze morel mushrooms?
If so, how do you go about it? For those who are not familiar with this type of mushroom, they are a delicacy that is common in the Midwest and Northeast regions. They have a distinctive taste that cannot be matched by any other variety of mushroom. What’s more, they can also be quite expensive if purchased from specialty stores or markets during their limited season.
Morel mushrooms should be frozen for long-term storage to prevent them from rotting. The following steps will help guide you through this process: Wash the mushrooms thoroughly and drain them. Allow them to dry for a few minutes before continuing with this process. Place parchment paper in each section of your desired storage container, such as zip-lock bags or plastic containers with lids that seal tightly. Preferably you will use one layer per type of mushroom, but if you are freezing a large quantity then it is not necessary. Place the entire dishcloth on top of these layers so they do not stick together during transit time.
This step also helps contain any liquid which may have accumulated from washing or mishandling the mushrooms during preparation. Make sure all sections are filled up to prevent air pockets between individual pieces or portions – even though there is no need for multiple.