Chanterelles (Kurki / Kurkami) are one of the most sought after of all mushrooms to be found in Poland’s extensive forests. They grow from June to mid-September, in both deciduous and coniferous forests, although we tend to find most of ours under pine and spruce trees.
Here is one of our favourite recipes using Chanterelles. This makes a truly great breakfast!
2 handfuls of mushrooms
1 tablespoon butter
1 pinch of salt
Pepper to taste
2 teaspoons cream
Clean the mushrooms using a brush. Try to avoid washing them in water.
Heat the butter in a frying pan over medium heat and throw in the chanterelles. Season with pepper. Fry for a few minutes until soft and brown but still firm.
Meanwhile, in a bowl, beat the eggs.
Add eggs to pre-fried mushrooms and cook over low heat, stirring continually. Add the cream to the eggs and mushrooms. Stir and lightly season with salt (if required).
Serve on buttered toast.
Related content: A Polish postage stamp featuring a picture of Chanterelles / Kurka.