Many of the classic preparations for highly prized morel mushrooms, such as this scrambled egg dish, are quite simple. Because of the simplicity of this dish, the deep, earthy, buttery flavor and delicate texture of these spring gems shines through.
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 40 min
Total time: 45 min
Makes 2 servings
Rinse mushrooms under cold running tap water to remove any debris. Place mushrooms in bowl, and cover with boiling water. Let soak 15 to 20 minutes.
Drain mushrooms and rinse well, gently squeezing out excess moisture.
Melt butter in small skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and shallots, and sauté until tender, about 8 minutes. Season with half of salt and black pepper.
Reduce heat to medium-low, and add eggs to skillet. Cook, stirring gently with heat-proof spatula, until eggs are soft-set. Season with remaining salt and pepper.
Serve immediately with toast.