Chanterelle toast is a delightful and savoury open-faced sandwich that combines the earthy and delicate flavours of chanterelle mushrooms with a crusty slice of bread. This exquisite and simple creation offers a delightful balance of flavours and textures, making it a perfect treat for anyone seeking a gourmet experience in a single serving.
A great loaf of sourdough
Two handfuls of cleaned chanterelles (dry them with a paper towel first). If it’s later in the season and the chanterelles are large, cut them in half or quarters.
3 tablespoons of butter
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 clove of garlic
1 tsp of chopped flat leaf parsley
1 tablespoon of freshly shaved Parmesan
Toast in your bread. Cut two solid pieces of bread. Not too thick, not too thin. Nice and even. Now spread 1 tablespoon of softened butter all over and let it melt into the nooks and crannies of the bread. Rub your clove of garlic over the buttered surface of your toast.
Now, chop your mushrooms until they are the desired size. I like chanterelles to retain much of their shape, so I just slice the big ones. Next, chop your garlic and parsley, set aside.
Heat your frying pan (preferably a good cast iron) over medium-high heat, and add a tablespoon of butter when it is hot. Once the olive oil is hot, add the chanterelles. Cook for 4 minutes without moving them around too much, let them soak up the butter.
Add your lemon juice and remaining butter. Let the mushrooms absorb this liquid. It should take three or four minutes. Don’t worry about the butter burning. It may darken, but the browning should just add delicious flavour. Toss the garlic into the pan and stir it into the mushrooms. After one minute, take the mushrooms out of the pan and onto the toast. Sprinkle the whole thing with chopped parsley and Parmesan.
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