Simple Fried Morel Mushrooms

Simple Fried Morel Mushrooms

Jonna 6

"These mushrooms are a treasure of the woods hunted by many in the early spring here in Missouri. Simple and quick to fry and enjoy. Finding these can be very hard to find in the woods but well worth the work once you get a mess of them to eat."
I Made it Rate it Share Print
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


30 m servings 185 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 185 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.2g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 39 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

See full nutrition

Nutritional Information

1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe:
Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Place halved morel mushrooms in a large bowl; cover with cold, lightly salted water. Refrigerate mushrooms for about 5 minutes to loosen any dirt; pour off salted water, rinse, and repeat twice more. Crevices of the mushrooms may harbor tiny stones or even insects. Thoroughly rinse mushrooms a final time and allow to drain on paper towels.
  2. Place flour in a shallow bowl.
  3. Heat vegetable shortening in a large skillet until very hot.
  4. Roll mushrooms in flour and tap off excess; gently lay mushrooms in the hot shortening.
  5. 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!


  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the flour. The actual amount of the flour consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of shortening for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of shortening used.



Morels are so packed with flavor, they don't need a bunch of help otherwise. This is the way we always fix them, (except slight difference) I deep fry in 350 oil. Some people I know dips them in...

We dip ours in egg first, then flour, but just dipping in flour is good, too. It's hard to do it wrong! This recipe is sure making me want some!

I use full fat butter. I find that it tastes even better than shortening.

Can't go wrong using this method.

This is how I have made them in the past and I should have stuck to this recipe. I thought I'd be smart and do half flour half cornmeal for a change. I should have stuck to all flour. Lesson lea...

Perfect recipe for cleaning and frying fresh morels! Do not fry in butter unless you're willing to change the butter after every panful. Hot oil & fast frying to retain moisture!