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We hunt these every spring and, cooked this way, you can taste the mushroom and they stay crispy. These are the prime rib of mushrooms! You will love these so much you won't be able to stop eating them.

Provided by Peggianne

Categories     Appetizers and Snacks     Vegetable     Mushrooms

Time 49m

Yield 4

Number Of Ingredients 12

20 large fresh morel mushrooms
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup Italian cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
⅛ teaspoon dried thyme
⅛ teaspoon ground cumin
1 ½ cups milk
1 egg
vegetable oil for frying


  • Place morels in a large bowl of warm salted water and leave to soak, about 30 minutes. Drain.
  • Combine flour, cracker crumbs, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, and cumin in a large resealable plastic bag to make breading mix.
  • Whisk milk and egg together in a small bowl.
  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Dip mushrooms, a few at a time, into milk mixture. Toss in breading mix until coated; shake off excess.
  • Fry breaded morels in the hot oil, working in batches, until dark brown and crispy, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 295.9 calories, Carbohydrate 32.6 g, Cholesterol 53.8 mg, Fat 14.6 g, Fiber 2.2 g, Protein 9.7 g, SaturatedFat 3 g, Sodium 59.8 mg, Sugar 5.5 g

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