Good year for snipes too! Saw a couple the other day while I was out planting rocks in tree crevices. Should really have a bumper crop in a few years.
Oh wait a minute.....You guys are actually having a serious discussion. Sorry for the interruption.
Mark: A morrel is a great wild mushroom which only shows up for a week or so. Conditions need to be right or you won't see them till the next year. A real treat when you stumble onto a large amount of them.
I always suspected it was spelled "poke". Maybe I was wrong. I've eaten poke greens, and mustard greens, and collard greens, and turnip greens, and dandelion greens... can you tell I used to live in the south?
I saw the first ones here a few days ago while driving between beeyards.Not a lot but enough for dinner when I got home.Really something to look forward to.I like to fry them in butter with some dry red wine,then when they cook down ,add a can of campbells mushroom soup and a half can of milk.Makes a great gravy for steak or chicken or on toast.
My husband says the singer of "Poke Salad Annie" is Tony Joe White, from Louisiana, as he recalls.
By the way, are there no Morel or Morrel or Morrell mushrooms in Texas? Can anyone tell me where they grow? Sounds like fun.
never tried it in gumbo,but to me it taste just like okra,We alway's cut the stalk's when it's about the size of your index finger,but the other day a friend said they alway cut it when it get's bigger,so I guess you can eat it at any size,so if you like okra you will like it.