Always looking for simple and delicious recipes to add to my recipe box (also known as my online blog archives), when I saw a savory clafoutis recipe in Patricia Wells’ latest cookbook My Master Recipes centered around the elusive Morel mushroom, I took note.
As a child one of my family’s favorite spring-time activities was to go out searching for this beautiful, flavorful wild mushroom. Some seasons were plentiful and some left us imagining we had seen the mushroom popping up along the forest’s floor time and time again only to be disillusioned. One of my favorite ways to enjoy Morels is to drench in egg batter, fry until crispy brown and then finish with just a drizzle of honey. Delicious Mother Nature candy. Or better yet, similar to the clafoutis recipe shared here, mix them in with scrambled eggs for breakfast. But why not serve them as the main dish for a dinner party, and in so doing, save yourself time in the kitchen all the while knowing the flavor will leave them wanting just one more bite?
The good news is, even if you do not have access to Morels, you can substitute just about any other mushrooms. The key however, is flavor. The criminis I used in this recipe were lacking to say the least, but the flavor combinations were magnificent and the finishing touch of thyme is perfection. Needless to say, I look forward to incorporating the desired mushroom when I have them available.