What kind of mushroom is this?
Not sure from the photo or it’s description, but without a positive identification available, I would not eat it at all.
In fact it looks like a false morel and they are poisonous.
False Morel (Gyromitra species) (Poisonous)
Not a true morel, but often called morels by mushroom hunters.
Illness and deaths have ...
Looks a lot like a morel, but there are a few kinds including "false morel" (I forget if it has any toxicity). However you need a much more reliable place than this to be sure. Study this year and remember where it was, good chance they will come back next year. One line I remember is that morels come up when "the new oak tress leaves are the size of fuzzy ...