That's a morel... inside a morel. Assuming that you're in the US, nothing else really looks close, so as long as it's hollow and has the tripe-looking cap you're good.>>1517014>they'll turn to mush when you thaw them out.
They'll be very soft, but not mush. I dry them for sauces and gravy that I'll spend time on, but frozen is perfect with eggs for breakfast.>>1519032>Hopefully I don't die
Honestly, the key for beginners is sticking to the easy ones. Morels, Chantrelles, Giant Puffballs and Boletes are a good place to start. I'd recommend avoiding anything with gills until you've got some experience.
My mother found a bunch in her back yard this year, coming up out of bark mulch. Can I move the bark and keep it going at my place? Has anyone been able to propogate morels?