Fried Morel Mushroom Recipe

Gather your foraged, fresh morel mushrooms and serve this Fried Morel Mushroom Recipe as a side dish for tonight's dinner.

  • Many people keep their favorite morel mushroom hunting grounds a secret, but this Fried Morel Mushroom Recipe is a secret that just can't be kept to yourself.
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Fried Morel Mushroom Recipe

  • Morel mushrooms
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Soda crackers
  1. Wash and cut fresh mushrooms into quarters, slicing the long way. Soak in large bowl of saltwater for several hours. If you are not going to cook mushrooms within a day or two after picking them, drain excess water and keep covered with damp paper towel and refrigerate to prevent mushrooms from getting soggy.
  2. Drain excess water and lay on cookie sheet.
  3. Preheat skillet (cast iron preferred) and about 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Beat several eggs into large bowl until well-blended. Place crackers in zip lock bag and roll with a roller until finely crushed; place in large bowl.
  4. Drop handful of cut and cleaned mushrooms into beaten egg, coating well. Individually cover mushrooms in cracker crumbs. Place in preheated skilled with butter. Sauté for about 5 minutes, turning as needed.
  5. Add more butter as needed and be careful not to overheat the butter.
4/8/2016 11:50:07 AM

My family has been hunting morals a long time(this will be my 50th year). So we've also been eating them a long time. The best way to enjoy a moral is to clean them well (I salt mine to bring out the bugs)but do not let them sit for hours in water, they get soggy, 1/2 to one hour is long enough, rinse let dry a bit and just fry them in heavy bottom pan with an ample amount of butter. I cringe at the thought of someone putting an egg on a moral. Why would you ever want to change the flavor or consistency of one of God's greatest gifts. Good luck to all who get out into the woods this year!

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