Handling of false morels

False morels are poisonous when raw. They should be prepared as follows:


False morel fungi should be boiled twice in plenty of water (1 part fungus to 3 parts water) for at least five minutes and rinsed after each boiling in copious amounts of water.


False morel fungi can be preserved by drying them so that they become crisp. The dried fungi should be soaked in water at least two hours before use (10 g fungus to 2 dl water). After soaking, the false morels should be boiled twice in the same way as the fresh fungi.


When drying or boiling false morels there should be adequate ventilation. Water that has been used for soaking or boiling false morels should not be used for cooking.