Cleaning Girolles takes almost as long as finding them.
Most mushrooms are simply cleaned with a damp sponge, and maybe a brush, but Girolles have to be washed under a steady stream of water. Dirt gathers both between the gills and on the top, and the only way to dislodge it is with water.
One of the consequences of this washing process is that when frying, rather a lot of water comes out which has to be 'boiled' off before the frying process begins.
It's a lengthy business, but the rewards are great. A Girolle omelet is a beautiful thing.
I'm spending quite a lot of time at the kitchen sink at the moment.
p.s. My arms are not wrinkly; the camera lies!