What a thrilling find! Dan and I were walking in our neighborhood with Alice today, and this lovely morel was just standing at the side of our road, waiting for us to pluck it out of the ground.
As I said in this post for chicken in morel cream sauce, I've never cooked with fresh morels before; nor have I ever gone morel hunting. But it was so exciting to see this one towering over the wet grass around it that Dan and I will be scouring our property in the coming days for more.
The question now is: What to do with the lone morel? We can't let it go to waste. (By the way, it measures about 5 inches tall, top to botttom.)
Check my blog this week to see what we did with it. I'll also be writing about how I plan to use those awesome salts I got from my sister- and brother-in-law.