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mushrooms, morels

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Joey Wolf
Burlington, IA

The best taste of spring! We would hit the timber every spring, bringing back onion bags full of these tasty treats. Mom would fix them and we would pig-out! I've had these baked, rolled in flour, or cornmeal....this is hands down my favorite way to fix them.

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For mushrooms, morels

  • 1
    mess of mushrooms...enough to fill a skillet
  • 1
    square/tube of saltine crackers
  • 3
  • 1
    splash of milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • salted water for soaking mushrooms
  • 1 stick start

How To Make mushrooms, morels

  • 1
    Spray yourself down liberally with some sort of industrial strength insecticide; tuck your britches in your boots, wear long sleeves and hit the timber.
  • 2
    Walk for hours searching out the illusive morel mushroom. They come in the smaller gray or large yellow color, either is acceptable. I find the yellow ones are easier to spot. They grow especially well at the base of rotting oak trees, on "spongy ground" at about the time of spring when the Jack in the pulpits/Dutchmens britches/and May apples are blooming.
  • 3
    After finding a couple of onion bags (you use the mesh-type onion bags), so the spores will filter out as you walk insuring another crop next year). Head back to the house.
  • 4
    Dump the mushrooms into a large bowl of heavily salted water, you can split the large ones, leave the smaller ones whole. While they are soaking, take a long hot shower and have someone check you over for ticks.
  • 5
    Side note: If you find a tick on you cover it completely with Dawn Dish should just roll off of you after a bit.
  • 6
    Rinse the mushrooms thoroughly in fresh water.
  • 7
    Dump the mushroom soaking water in your yard at the base of a tree.....sometimes you can actually get them to come up in your yard, next year!
  • 8
    Melt butter in skillet, you want this hot, but not to the point where the butter smokes.
  • 9
    Crush the crackers to a fine crumb stage. Place them in a pie pan
  • 10
    Whisk together the eggs and milk in another pie pan.
  • 11
    Dip the mushroom in the egg & milk, roll in cracker crumbs.
  • 12
    Fry the mushrooms until golden brown in skillet.....layer on paper towels to drain....enjoy.
  • 13
    Add more eggs/milk, crackers and butter as needed.

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