This is one of the most popular, sought after wild mushrooms. Dried morels have a more intense, rich, smoky, earthy and fragrant flavor than fresh ones and have the advantage of being available year round. This mushroom is famous for flavoring sauces, but is also delicious breaded and fried, stewed, baked, creamed, or stuffed with dressing. Its aromatic quality lends itself best to light cream or wine sauces, and pastas. For an easy sauce, soak dried morels in cognac then simmer in cream until they absorb the cream. Top over seared meat dishes.