Sunday, October 08, 2006
Being able to pick your own wild mushrooms is really special. I love it - sadly, I completely suck at identifying different mushrooms so all I really dare to pick are these ones, funnel chanterelles. They are easy to identify, and above all, they taste great. I'm not one to go out every weekend to hunt for bounty, but once in a while. And especially when in Dalarna. Unfortunately, my significant other thinks being in the woods is pretty much hell on earth, so we don't do it for very long. This year, we were decidedly out a bit late, so what you see in the picture is all we found.
However, it was enough to throw together this lovely little creamy dip. Perfect with crackers or even with tortilla chips - it worked a lot better than I would have guessed. I fortified the whole thing with some regular button mushrooms, the chanterelles are still dominant in flavor and if you can find other wild mushrooms - hey, use that. And if you get leftovers, you can always heat it up and serve stirred through some pasta. Yum.
Funnel Chanterelle Dip
100 g funnel chanterelles
200 g button mushrooms
200 g cream cheese
1 small onion
Mince the onion and the mushrooms, and fry in a little bit of oil until softened. Let cool completely. Mix with the cheese, and flavor with salt and pepper. Serve.