Chanterelles: what's the best way to preserve?
williams at netshop.net
Tue Sep 10 14:20:28 EST 1996
dgaines at vt.edu (David N. Gaines) wrote:
>>> We have a whole bunch of Chanterelles.
>>YOU LUCKY THINGS!
>Do you know of any good way to handle maggot infested chanterelles. I
>have sliced them and soaked them in salt water. That seems to get rid
>of the fly maggots pretty well but the mushrooms then become hydrophilic
>(are soggy and difficult to dry out) and cook up mushier than I would
>like. I suppose your method gets rid of the maggots, does it leave you
>with a firm, fleshy, fungal fruitification in the end? do you drain them
>before you put them in the jar?.
So Chanterelles are infested with moggots on the east coast are they?
I'm from B.C. and I don't believe I've every seen a Chanty with a
moggot of any sort in them. Tee Hee heee. I once saw a larvae with a
paculiarly conspiratorial look on it face (?). Naturally of course, I
had to kill it. Haven't seen one since. Go figure!
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