Begin by rehydrating the morels. Put them in a bowl and cover with very warm water (not boiling). Allow them to sit 20-30 minutes and drain. Another quick rinse will insure all sand or particulate matter has been removed. Place them on a clean kitchen cloth to drain while you prepare the other ingredients.
I chopped prosciutto, garlic and grated fresh parmesan. One of the home made condiments I keep in my refrigerator is gremolada (parsley, garlic and lemon zest) so I added that too. I cooked my fresh pasta and reserved one cup of the cooking water. I sautéd the prosciutto in olive oil, then the garlic of about 30 seconds. Added the chopped morels and let them cook two minutes. Then I added the fresh pasta to the pan tossing all the ingredients together. Then I added half the cooking liquid and a generous amount of parmesan, tossing until creamy. If you like add some cream at this point or more liquid if necessary. Serve and garnish with gremolada or chopped basil.
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