Bread Crumbs and Parmesan Cheese
I forgot to tell you what I made with some of the morels I had found.
mixing bowls (2)
- 15-20 medium sized morels washed and halved
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1 tbs crushed black pepper
- 1 tbs crushed sea salt
- 3 tbs Parmesan cheese fine grated
- 3-4 thick slices medium cheddar
- 1 egg for egg wash
- 4 sticks butter
Mix all dry ingredients in a shallow bowl. (bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper)
Warm healthy amount of butter in small frying pan.
Beat egg and place in separate shallow bowl.
Dip shrooms in egg wash and dredge into breadcrumb mixture, immediately place into hot butter. Fry until crispy golden brown.
remove from skillet and arrange shrooms on small cookie sheet, placing a 1/4 inch strip of cheddar in the middle of each one.
Place into a preheated 375° degree oven for about 4-6 minutes, or until cheese melts.
Remove, let cool, and enjoy.
Try with any of your favorite cheeses or spice up the breadcrumbs with some cayenne pepper and minced garlic.
Photo courtesy of Scott H (Sidney, OH) who claimed this was "excellent"