These prized mushrooms are only around for a short time in the spring and go for top dollar if you can't find your own in the forest, or along the river.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Clean the mushrooms carefully with a damp paper towel or a soft mushroom brush. Cut large mushrooms in half.

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  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. While the oil is heating, beat the eggs and milk in a shallow bowl. Coat the mushrooms in the egg and milk mixture, then toss them in the cracker crumbs. Carefully place the coated mushrooms in the heated oil. The mushrooms will cook quickly. Cook the mushrooms until they are golden brown on the bottom, then flip them over to brown the other side.

  • When the mushrooms are evenly browned, remove them from the pan to drain on a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

255 calories; 10 g total fat; 97 mg cholesterol; 515 mg sodium. 31.8 g carbohydrates; 10.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2008
I too was raised on Morels here in Iowa. I am 69 and have honed my methods. I agree, you need to soak in brine just long enough to kill all of the bugs that also love Morels. I quit using cracker crumbs years ago and now use Bisquick. My yearly gorge of all the morels my son-in-law can provide is also fried in butter. Also, morels are delicious when sauteed with rib eyes and/or chicken breasts with a touch of garlic. DELICIOUS! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2010
The recipe as stated has some issues. First you must soak these mushrooms in salt water. Even after doing that I still had some critters that were holding tight. They are not like button mushrooms that soak up water brushing won't work with these. I used the spray nozzle on faucet to really get them and sand out. Drained well. Next like all the others you must use butter with morels. I know it killed me to use 3-4 sticks to fry these - my heart was cringing! Thank the Lord they only grow in the spring and we enjoy them only once. I use saltines for fish frying but I had Bisquick (which I don't normally use) so I thought I'd try that. I found after trying both methods (first dipping in milk/egg and then mix and then combining all together like a batter) I liked how they turned out with the batter instead. Then the mix doesn't clump on the morels and is more evenly coated. Add the seasoning along with a little garlic salt to the baking mix. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2008
I too was raised on Morels here in Iowa. I am 69 and have honed my methods. I agree, you need to soak in brine just long enough to kill all of the bugs that also love Morels. I quit using cracker crumbs years ago and now use Bisquick. My yearly gorge of all the morels my son-in-law can provide is also fried in butter. Also, morels are delicious when sauteed with rib eyes and/or chicken breasts with a touch of garlic. DELICIOUS! Read More
(107)
Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2008
I too was raised on Morels here in Iowa. I am 69 and have honed my methods. I agree, you need to soak in brine just long enough to kill all of the bugs that also love Morels. I quit using cracker crumbs years ago and now use Bisquick. My yearly gorge of all the morels my son-in-law can provide is also fried in butter. Also, morels are delicious when sauteed with rib eyes and/or chicken breasts with a touch of garlic. DELICIOUS! Read More
(107)
Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2010
The recipe as stated has some issues. First you must soak these mushrooms in salt water. Even after doing that I still had some critters that were holding tight. They are not like button mushrooms that soak up water brushing won't work with these. I used the spray nozzle on faucet to really get them and sand out. Drained well. Next like all the others you must use butter with morels. I know it killed me to use 3-4 sticks to fry these - my heart was cringing! Thank the Lord they only grow in the spring and we enjoy them only once. I use saltines for fish frying but I had Bisquick (which I don't normally use) so I thought I'd try that. I found after trying both methods (first dipping in milk/egg and then mix and then combining all together like a batter) I liked how they turned out with the batter instead. Then the mix doesn't clump on the morels and is more evenly coated. Add the seasoning along with a little garlic salt to the baking mix. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2008
I like to cook my morels this way but in butter instead of oil. It gives the mushrooms much more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2009
Interesting. Now I was always led to believe that cooking morels in anything but butter is a bit sacrilegious. However I was curious. I fried a few in oil and after trying them fried the rest in butter. I won't try frying them in oil again. Butter Morels = Heaven. I also made some morels the usual way I prepare them for my fiance (egg and flour) but he admitted that this breading was pretty tasty. So 4 stars because the breading was tasty. Bottom line: replace the oil with butter! Thanks:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2008
As a child i was raised on morels and an addiction to thier special unique flavor was created that I can never get away from. my parents and i would literally collect large grocery bags of them and she would fry them in BUTTER with a crispy thin batter. oooh my gosh, i can still taste the flavor of them and never knew the expensive addiction she was creating. i have often bought $60 or $70 worth of morels just to make a dinner of them (yes i know sick but true. lol). anyway, such sweet memories were relived as i tasted this excellent recipe but i do agree with the above reviewer, frying them in butter is a NECESSITY. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2008
Definitely soak in salt water and Definitely fry in butter. Good Stuff Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2008
This was my recipe I like the butter idea too. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2010
Good recipe crispy & tasty. However I still prefer just shaking them gently in a bag with flour and a little salt & pepper then frying them in bacon grease. Yummm Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2008
I'm a native Missourian, so morels are an annual treat, but this was the first year I had undertaken cooking them myself. This recipe is PERFECT, just like the morels my grandmother used to fry! Read More
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