Chanterelles are Funnel Shaped Mushrooms that are relatively uncommon. They bear a slight resemblance to “Horn of Plenty”, but are smaller, brownish-gray in color rather than black, and have a compressed stem.
Very sought after for their tender texture and flavor, they are an uncultivated mushroom. They grow in clusters under broad-leaved trees and are difficult to find among the leaf litter. Chanterelles are found in coniferous and hardwood forests of Northern climates.
Chanterelles have a delicate, nutty and often robust flavor. Once reconstituted, the chewy texture of this wild mushroom may be enjoyed as a separate side dish, but is best suited for meats, eggs and poultry. Chanterelles may be sliced and sautéed with butter and garlic or served with pasta or veal.
To Reconstitute Dried Mushrooms
To reconstitute, blanch in boiling water for 2 – 5 minutes or soak 30 minutes in lukewarm water, wine or consommé. If desired, reserve liquid to add flavor to dishes.
Storage of Dried Mushrooms
Store in a cool, dry place
Our Chanterelles Mushrooms originated from the United States, Canada, France and Bulgaria.