Dried morel mushrooms


Buy dried morel mushrooms. Cover dried morels completely with very hot water and let soak until soft –about 20 minutes (or reconstitute according to the recipe being used). Lift morels out with a slotted spoon so any grit is left behind. The soaking liquid is very flavorful, so use it in cooking the morels, if appropriate. If the liquid is gritty, strain it through a coffee filter or a cloth.