Chanterelle Dried Mushrooms
This variety, Cantharellus cibarius, is known as the "true" chanterelle. These are a favorite of wild mushroom hunters, due to their distinctive golden hue and light flowery taste. Their delicate flavor pairs well with lighter foods such as fish, chicken, eggs, and white sauces.
When chanterelles fruit in the autumn, their golden color and distinctive, tapering ribbed cap makes them easy to identify for mushroom hunters. Called Golden Chanterelles or Egg mushrooms, fresh chanterelles have a recognizable apricot flavor with hints of pepper. Dried chanterelles have lost some flavor, but using the liquid they've been reconstituted in helps maximize flavor retention.