Jun 19, 2014

Fried Morel Mushrooms

Another recipe from the state of Wisconsin features a prized mushroom that is found along the rivers, streams and forests (and a shady portion of one's front/back yard) in the “Dairy State”. This appetizer can go with many things, especially summer time grilled food.
(4 appetizer servings)
1 pound morel mushrooms
½ cup olive oil
2 eggs
¾ cup milk
1 packet (4 ounces) saltine crackers, finely crushed (unsalted)
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

  1. Clean mushrooms carefully with a damp paper towel or a soft mushroom brush. Cut large mushrooms in half.
  2. 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.
  3. When the mushrooms are evenly browned, remove them from the pan to drain on a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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