The morels have arrived! To celebrate, let's review how to cook 'em up the simple down home way. And no, I'm not telling where I found them.
You will need:
Flour (go gluten free and use corn starch)
Butter or Canola Oil
Slice mushrooms in half lengthwise
Place halved mushrooms in a large bowl and cover with cold, lightly salted water.
Let set about 5 minutes to loosen any dirt.
pour off salted water, rinse, and repeat twice more.
Thoroughly rinse mushrooms a final time and allow to drain on paper towels.
Place flour in a shallow bowl.
Heat vegetable butter or oil in a large skillet or fry pan until very hot.
Meanwhile dredge mushrooms in flour and tap off excess. Gently lay mushrooms in the hot oil or butter.
Pan-fry until golden brown and flour coating is crisp, 5 to 8 minutes, turning often.
Drain morels on paper towels, salt to taste, and enjoy your treasures!