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Polish Dried Mushrooms

polish stringed mushrooms

Two freshly-dried and packaged strings of delicious Polish Podgrzybek mushrooms.

Over the last few weeks the whole family have been busy wandering the forests around our home in beautiful Lubuskie, in the west of Poland. We have been searching for and picking wild mushrooms for consumption by us on special occasions such as Christmas Eve and Easter and indeed throughout the year in dishes like Bigos and Mushroom Soup.

Here are a couple photographs of the two youngest members of our family with some of our freshly dried Borowik and Podgrzybek mushrooms.

polish dried mushrooms

Dried Borowik and Podgrzybek mushrooms, packaged and ready for mailing out to anywhere in the world!

This year we have been fortunate in finding and drying many more of these delicious mushrooms than we can possibly eat, so, do please get in contact if you would like to buy some. The Borowik mushrooms have been sliced and dried using a traditional drying method. While the Podgrzybek mushroom caps have been dried on strings in our kitchen.

We store our own dried mushrooms in large airtight ‘Kilner’ style jars and they will safely keep for more than a year in this way. To re-hydrate dried mushrooms simply soak them in boiling water for about 30 minutes and add to whatever dish you are cooking.

There really is nothing quite like the taste of wild mushrooms from Poland and these are truly a Polish product. We can post them from here in Poland to anywhere in the world. Payment can be made via the secure online Paypal system and mushrooms packaged and mailed by tracked airmail in any quantity. Stocks are limited though. We have only selling what we can’t possibly eat ourselves over the next one year. Get in touch and buy some today!

polish dried borowik mushrooms

Sliced and dried Polish Borowik mushrooms on our kitchen table in Lubuskie. All the mushrooms were picked within 25 kms of our house in western Poland. Most within 2 kms and by four members of our family!

Related content on Polish Poland:
- More about Polish Wild Mushrooms.

Borowik Mushrooms

Borowik Mushrooms

We’ve just returned from a successful two hour expedition into the forests around our house with two kilograms of splendid Borowik (Porcini) and Podgrzybek (Bay Bolete / Xerocomus) mushrooms. Here’s an example of just one of these beautiful and tasty Polish forest mushrooms. Most of the mushrooms we found today will be sliced and dried for use throughout the year.

Borowik mushroom

More about Polish Mushrooms.

Chanterelles / Kurka

chanterelles kurka

A 1960s postage stamp featuring Chanterelles / Kurka issued by the Polish Post Office.

Chanterelles (Kurka) are wild mushrooms with a bright yellowey colour that grow particularly well in Poland where they are highly prized. They can be found anywhere there are trees between June and September. Unfortunately, unlike Borowik, Chanterelles don’t dry well, so are used fresh soon after picking.

Related content on Polish Poland: a recipe for Polish Chanterelles and Eggs.

Polish Borowik Mushrooms

Polish borowik mushrooms

A fine example of a Borowik mushtroom. Borowik are the dream find of many Poles.

Borowik szlachetny (Boletus Edulis) can be found in Poland’s coniferous forests from the beginning of June to around November each year. They are perhaps the most sought after of all of Poland’s edible fungi, highly valued for their wonderful taste. Borowik are suitable for eating straight after picking, pickling, and drying. Many Polish families pick and dry a supply for use throughout the year in traditional dishes like Bigos (Hunters Stew) or Polish Wild Mushroom Soup and for use in various Christmas and Easter dishes.

Polish Borowik mushrooms

Many Poles spend many hours picking wild mushrooms in Poland’s many forests. Some eaten fresh, most dried for use throughout the year.