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.

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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. Photo by Morel Mushrooms


  • Morel mushrooms
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Soda crackers


  • 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.
  • Drain excess water and lay on cookie sheet.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add more butter as needed and be careful not to overheat the butter.

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