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Definition: Chanterelle

A type of edible mushroom with a frilly, funnel like shape. The color ranges from bright yellow to orange, and they can be found in most supermarkets in both dried and fresh forms. Look for plump, spongy mushrooms and avoid those with broken or shriveled caps. It has a somewhat chewy texture and a delicate nutty or fruity flavor that is delicious both alone and worked into a dish.

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DCStar DCStar 9 years
These mushrooms are incredibly earthy and fragrant, they are hearty as well, and my absolute FAVORITE recipe calls for these lovelies to be stuffed inside of a Chateaubriand with shallots. Divine!
lewijen lewijen 9 years
Generally, I like mushrooms, but these kind definitely leave something to be desired! I think that it is the chewy texture that doesn't sit right with me!
laurafox laurafox 9 years
Wow, I did not know about those!
workofiction workofiction 9 years
Sorry, I don't eat fungus (just mold-as in cheese!).
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I'm not a fan of mushrooms, but I always remember the name of this one thanks to Sex and the City!
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