Preparing for cooking
Cleaning morel mushrooms can help in the prevention of eating slugs, bugs and dirt. When I was a child, I was taught to soak morels in salted water for 15 minutes. This kills any slugs, and draws out bugs from the nooks and crannies. I’ve heard of other people skipping the salt and rinsing the mushrooms under gently running water and patting them dry. I know one person who just brushes off the dirt and bugs with a dish towel.
Helpful cooking hints
Simple cooking instructions for Fried Morels
Clean morels and slice morels lengthwise.
Toss mushrooms in a bowl of flour (use enough flour to lightly coat mushrooms).
Heat butter in a frying pan.
Carefully place mushrooms (single layer) in hot butter
Fry each side for approximately two minutes.
Morel mushrooms are great fried or sautéed...
...on top of grilled steak
...on a hamburger
...in creamy, cheesy pasta dishes
...in scrambled eggs
Share in the comments below what dishes you like to add mushrooms to.
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