Monday, July 05, 2010

Chantarelle bruschetta

Chantarelle bruschetta / Krõbedad saiad praetud kukeseentega

I've blogged about serving fried chantarelles on toast two years ago, but as the chantarelle season has began here again and I've been eating fried chantarelle mushrooms several times a week, I decided to blog about them again. The summer lunch of boiled potatoes and fried chantarelles is a classic, a side "salad" of cottage cheese and fried chantarelles is another current favourite, as is this bruschetta-style small toast. Lovely with a glass of chilled white wine or beer on a summer afternoon!

I love pairing chantarelles with dillweed, but thyme or parsley would work as well, as would summer savory.

Chantarelle bruschette
(Krõbedad saiad praetud kukeseentega)
Serves four

8 slices of white bloomer or Italian style bread
olive oil and butter, for frying

Chantarelle topping:
olive oil and butter, for frying
1 small (red) onion, finely chopped
250 g small chantarelle mushrooms
1 small garlic clove, crushed
fresh dill, finely chopped
salt and pepper

Clean the mushrooms, halve or quarter the larger ones.
Heat some butter and oil on a frying pan. Add the onion and gently sauté for 5-7 minutes, until it starts to soften. Add the mushroomsn and fry for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the crushed garlic clove, season with salt and pepper. Finally stir in the dill.
Fry the bread slices in oil and butter until golden on both sides. Divide the mushrooms on the bread slices, sprinkle some sea salt flakes on top and serve.


Annika B. said...

I LIKE!!!!! will try this one, axxx

Maxxfi said...

Just the other day I bought some beautiful Estonian chanterelle and
I was wondering on some new idea.

Greetings from Espoo/Finland :-)

Kaare said...

Maailma parim soolane amps ;)

Anonymous said...

very nice. ;-)


~~louise~~ said...

GREAT idea! I'm going food shopping today!!!

Thanks for sharing, Pille:)

Jeanne @ CookSister! said...

Oh, I love chantarelles... Don't eat nearly enough of them! This looks like a fab nibble...

Marisa said...

This looks beautiful!

Gitte said...

Sounds really good. And it would be perfect with a cold beer! I'm right there with you :)

Rita said...

Thia looka ao good; I have to try it; thanks.