Morel Mushroom, Bacon and Duck Egg Salad

I wanted to make a pretty dish so I made this. Rick, and I had a pretty good morel mushroom season-- considering we only hunted public land-- and to offer a low carb, “paleo” dish, a hearty, protein-rich salad fits the bill. 

Any bacon will do for this recipe but to complement the morels, we used high quality, thick-cut Duroc bacon that our local butcher makes. I expect that this was the last of the fresh morels for the year-- things are winding down near Omaha. So this recipe is one last hurrah for the season. 

Common during morel season are also woodland violets, which come in a variety of colors. I was able to find three different colors in one area: violet, white and yellow. They were so pretty that I had to do something with them. One problem with woodland violets is that they wilt quickly, especially during a hot day of foraging. To perk up the flowers, dampen a paper towel and place it in a zip top bag. Place the flowers into the bag and refrigerate with the bag open. They will come back good as new and will keep a few days this way. However, woodland violets don’t taste like anything and are completely optional.

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