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Morel Rarebit

Morel Rarebit

This recipe calls for only two ounces of fresh morels. You could easily add more and it would only improve the overall result. To clean morels, soak them very briefly in warm salt water to discourage any critters that may be hiding in the mushrooms. Rinse, pat them dry, trim away any dirty area around the end of the stem, and you're ready to cook. Very large mushrooms can be either halved or quartered.

Ingredients:

2 ounces fresh morel mushrooms, cleaned, trimmed, and quartered or halved depending on size
3 Tablespoons flour
2 1/2 cups grated cheddar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
3 Tablespoons butter
2 cups Half & Half
1 teaspoon dry mustard



Directions:

 

Use a microwave oven to warm the Half & Half slightly.

 

Place the mushrooms in a mixing bowl, pour the cream over them and let them to sit for about 15 minutes.


Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour to the butter a little at a time, stirring constantly, to make a roux.


Slowly whisk in the cream and morels, keeping the saucepan over medium heat until the mixture begins to thicken.

 

Add the cheese, cayenne and mustard, continuing to cook until the cheese is completely melted and smooth.

 

Add salt and pepper to taste.

 

Serve over toasted bread or English muffins.