Storing morel mushrooms in the refrigerator
There are a number of procedures that one may take in preparing morel mushrooms for storage.
- The first of those is to clean the mushrooms then wrap them in a damp towel or cloth and store them in the fridge.
- The second way is most common in Missouri. After the morel mushrooms have been cleaned, they are placed in half filled plastic containers with water. The containers are closed with a lid and refrigerated. Depending on the person, the end result for the morel mushrooms could be mushy but again for others it serves right.
- The third way consists of storing the morel mushrooms as though one was going to cook them. You take the cleaned morel mushrooms and soak them in salty water overnight placed in the fridge. Rinse them to remove the salty water and any dirt. Cut them into appropriate sizes and let them drip. Mix some eggs with some milk then dip the pieces of morel mushrooms into the mixture so that they are well coated. Drain the excess liquid and roll them in a bag of floor so that they are evenly coated. At this point you put them on a refrigerator shit ensuring that they do not touch each other. You can now put them away into the refrigerator. Some people prefer to have them in a deep freezer and when they are frozen solid, they are then transferred to the refrigerator or the freezer box.
Mushrooms can stay up to a week in the refrigerator before they are used for a meal.