Cooking with Kate - #2 - Fried Native Mushrooms (Morels) PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 May 2012 21:14

Fried Native Mushrooms (Morels)


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I'll have to credit my sister, Buggy, and her boyfriend, Jon Jon, for providing the mushrooms and this recipe. The recipe is extremely easy.  The difficult part is finding the mushrooms.  Mushroom hunters of Page County all have their secret locations and Buggy and Jon Jon are no exception.  While you won't pry their secrect locations from them they do offer some tips for finding the native mushrooms in our county.

Hint #1 - Mountians

Hint #2 - Poplar Trees

Hint #3 - April and May

Hint #4 - Pay close attention to the ground. You never know where those mushrooms will pop up!!

Also its a good idea to put the mushrooms you find in a onion sack.  Spurs can drop off of the mushrooms and fall through the onion sack allowing for more mushrooms to grow in you favorite spots. :)



  • A half gallon container of mushrooms
  • salt water
  • flour
  • salt
  • pepper



  1. Hunt and pick a half gallon of mushrooms (this is the hard part)
  2. Split mushrooms in half from top to bottom
  3. Soak mushrooms over night in salt water
  4. Rinse mushrooms with clean water
  5. Roll mushrooms in flour
  6. Pre-heat frying pan with olive oil on medium heat
  7. Place mushrooms in the olive oil and fry to golden brown
  8. Salt and pepper to taste
  9. Enjoy eating a true Page County treat as a appetizer or as a meal!  My favorite way to eat them is to grab two slices of bread and load mushrooms between the slices for a awesome sandwich!!


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