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Mushroom picking (and eating:) in Poland


SeanBM Activity: 35 / 5,822
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23 Sep 2013  #1

Ti's the season and what can I say, I'm a fun-gi :)

I got some lovely mushrooms over the weekend in the forest up the mountains.

]Macrolepiota procera (The parasol mushroom)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macrolepiota_procera

Boletus is a genus of mushroom, comprising over 100 species.

Anyone know which species of Boletus that one is?

Chanterelle
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanterelle

I added the fly agaric
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_muscaria
because well it's a lovely wee fairy tale mushroom and there's an interesting part in Wiki on the Psychoactive uses
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_muscaria#Psychoactive_use

I have more but lets start with the basics.

Which are your favorite? any good recipes out there? I actually have way more than I could possibly eat so any good advice on preserving would also be appreciated.

I'm going to figure out how to marry the text with the photos while editing....hopefully.


  • Chanterelle

  • Boletus

  • Macrolepiota procera

  • Fly agaric

OP SeanBM Activity: 35 / 5,822
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23 Sep 2013  #2

Anyone know which species of Boletus that one is?

I think it might be Boletus edulis
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boletus_edulis

Borowik or Borowiki mushrooms or simply as the King of Mushrooms. In Britain the same mushrooms are known as Penny Bun. Porcino is the Italian word for the mushroom, and the French call the same mushroom the cep (cépe).

polishpoland.com/boletus_mushrooms.htm - Wild Boletus Mushrooms

Is this going to be a thread where I answer my own questions because it is actually about Poland? :)

However, talking to yourself is the first sign of madness :D

I always thought arguing with yourself and losing is were all the problems really begin :)

BTW, I'm one of the few people who can't stand mushrooms. Just saying... :P

All mushrooms? But there are such huge differences between the species and how they are prepared that I don't believe you mean all of them :)

The only ones I dislike are the preserved slimy snotty ones (need I say more;)
Ironman2  
23 Sep 2013  #3

I always thou

Fly agaric it is very good for your health Sean you just need to eat it raw. Eat four or five at one for a good effect.
jon357 Activity: 54 / 10,431
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23 Sep 2013  #4

Which are your favorite?

Kurki and Kania!

The way kurki are served in Poland - picked small - gives them a flavour that the bigger ones don't have.

The only ones I dislike are the preserved slimy snotty ones (need I say more;)

I can take or leave (rather leave) maslaki and prawdziwki.
hugggy  
24 Sep 2013  #5

I cant stand the slimy ones or the dried ones for me they all taste the same plus where i live the earth is full of led pollution and other hevy metals
Astoria Activity: - / 155
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24 Sep 2013  #6

Nice. Did you really find chanterelles at this time of year? It's a summer shroom - typically from the end of June to the end of July.

Chanterelles with scrambled eggs and prosciutto on a toast:

youtube.com/watch?v=OPq2lvxd8io
OP SeanBM Activity: 35 / 5,822
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24 Sep 2013  #7

Did you really find chanterelles at this time of year?

Yes! Those photos are mine from the weekend.

Fly agaric it is very good for your health Sean you just need to eat it raw. Eat four or five at one for a good effect.

Thanks Ironballs, you're always looking out for me.

Good point to add to the thread, mushrooms should have their Polish and English names.

Kurki

They are Chanterelle

Kania

And they are Macrolepiota procera (The parasol mushroom)?

And then there are the deadly poisonous ones... and the bad asses look similar to good ones...
OP SeanBM Activity: 35 / 5,822
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24 Sep 2013  #8

Nice cooking vid, thanks.

Here are more photos of (Kurki po Polsku) Chanterelles that I took at the weekend:







OP SeanBM Activity: 35 / 5,822
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24 Sep 2013  #9

I can take or leave (rather leave) maslaki and prawdziwki.

Well guess what I just had for lunch :)

Maślak
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma%C5%9Blak

What's the English word for Maślak?
The texture is terrible, slimy snots not my cup of tea at all.
They did not have fins under the cap and look nice when first picked like browny yellow (sometimes like an luminous green) sponges but after a day in the fridge and a wash, well see pictures below yourselves.

I will try them in the fan oven to get rid of most of the moisture, see it that gets better results.
Has anyone any ideas how to make them taste better?

Boletus edulis (prawdziwki po Polsku) are delicious, it's everything a mushroom should be.
Wonderful aroma and texture they brown up nicely on the frying pan and juicy inside.
It's everything I like about mushrooms! Score!
(No Photos)

(It's a bit weird for me discussing my lunch with the internet but it's only because I am interested and hope youz can give me some ideas, I think>)







milawi  
24 Sep 2013  #10

Maślaki are very good for sauces and soups, I was always taught that they are not good for drying.
Paulina Activity: 8 / 1,344
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24 Sep 2013  #11

Maślak What's the English word for Maślak?

Suillus.

Has anyone any ideas how to make them taste better?

Make a sauce out of them, ffs! :D

Recipes:

brown ring boletus sauce

the necessary ingredients:

0,5-1kg brown ring boletus,
2 tablespoons of butter
1 onion
200ml cream,
salt and white pepper

Cleaned brown ring boletus cook in butter until tender and the water has evaporated (I add salt to it immediately after throwing the pan).

Add the finely chopped onions, fry a moment together then add cream, season with pepper and possibly salt, cook until the sauce thickens.


znajdzprzepisy.pl/click/index/3910898/?site=zeby-zycie-mialo-smaczek.blogspot.com#
doradcasmaku.pl/przepis/92049/sos-z-maslakow.html
ofeminin.pl/przepisy/sos-z-maslakow-przepis-f79231.html
gotujmy.pl/sos-z-maslakow -do-obiadu,przepisy-sosy-przepis,169360.html

Maślaki are very good for sauces

Yesss... ;)

I was always taught that they are not good for drying.

Yup.
Crow Activity: 131 / 5,169
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24 Sep 2013  #12

Mushrooms are also, often object of artistic observations.

Here is one funny song

Village maiden picking mushrooms
by the woodland lakes and brooks.
She don't want no English love.
All she wants is Polish sex. Hoi!


/repeat until the brain begins to melt/
OP SeanBM Activity: 35 / 5,822
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24 Sep 2013  #13

Suillus.

Thank you

Suillus luteus is an edible mushroom. Although some authors regard it as one of low quality,[1][5] slippery jacks are considered a delicacy in Slavic cultures (known as maslyata in Russian or maślaki in Polish, derived from the word for "buttery").

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suillus_luteus

Make a sauce out of them, ffs! :D

Thank you again, I will.

Here is one funny song

What language is the original in?
Crow Activity: 131 / 5,169
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24 Sep 2013  #14

What language is the original in?

let just say, one Slavic language
Paulina Activity: 8 / 1,344
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24 Sep 2013  #15

Thank you again, I will.

You're welcome and smacznego ;)

Crow, did you invent that "song" yourself? lol
Crow Activity: 131 / 5,169
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24 Sep 2013  #16

no. I found it on the Net, some time ago.
Ironman3  
24 Sep 2013  #17

Ummmm just find a bunch and stuff them in your mouth if they make you feel really funny, id be happy to take them off your hands for you :P
albertomartini Activity: - / 2
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29 Sep 2013  #18

Yesss...I also,like mushrooms special receipt do not needed they are tasty simply cooked!
Borsukrates  
7 Nov 2015  #19

Mushrooms are popular in many countries, including Poland, because of their excellent taste and aroma. They can grace every, even the simplest dish such as scrambled eggs. Delicate mushrooms are great for soups, 'zapiekanka', sauces, and meat dishes - kania (parasol mushroom), maslak (bolete), kurka (chanterelle), pieczarka (white mushroom) and rydz (saffron milk cap). Every meat will also taste great with fried borowik (boletus) or podgrzybek (bay bolete).

tastingpoland.com/food/mushrooms_in_polish_cuisine.html
NocyMrok  
7 Nov 2015  #20

Thought "pieczarki" are the only mushrooms... tooo long in the UK. The land where seaguls are the only birds living even if you live 500 kilometers into the land :P
Polonius3 Activity: 975 / 11,309
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8 Nov 2015  #21

/repeat until the brain begins to melt/

Not to be outdone by Crow, I humbly submit my translation of Mickiewicz's verse (from Pan Tadeusz) on the subject of mushrooming:

Mushrooms abounded -- round the fair damsels* the young men did throng,
Or vixens, as they're hailed in Lithuanian song.
They symbolise maidenhoof, their flesh no maggot bites
And no insect thereon ever even alights.
The slender bolete maidens pursued instead,
That colonel of mushrooms as it's commonly said.
But all hunt for milky caps which, though not very tall
And largely unsung, are the tastiest of all..."

'Fair damsels - krasnolice (literally beautiful women) and lisice (vixens) are regional slang for chantrelles (in standard Polish -- kurki); milky caps = rydze.
OP SeanBM Activity: 35 / 5,822
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1 Jan 2017  #22

Better late than never :)



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