Chanterelle, horseradish & sage on sourdough bread

Autumn is upon us, there's no denying it. But instead of getting bummed out, embrace the new (food) season! We were doing just that today when went for a walk in our neighbourhood. We have this cute farmers market just around the block from our home and they happened to have a batch of fresh chanterelles that looked so good that we absolutely had to get some!

Serves 2 (as a snack)  |  20min  |  Easy

We immediately started brainstorming new recipes and since we’re both suckers for sandwiches that's what we ended up making. A chanterelle sandwich with a slight kick in the form of a horseradish spread. This lunch/snack/starter is amazing for many reasons; its easy to make, its healthy and super delicious. Also, it makes you look cool. "How?", you ask. We don't know, but it does, you'll see.

If you’re super hungover like we were today, this sandwich makes life worth living again, returns your faith in humanity, and makes you feel like everything will be okay. So cuddle up under a blanket, put on you favourite tv-show and enjoy your sandwich, you've earned it! You were so funny yesterday and everyone really enjoyed your company, that joke you told everyone about that cat was hilarious by the way. Oh, and did you find your shoes?

Horseradish spread

  • 10 cm of horseradish (makes about 1 dl of grated horseradish)

  • 1 bush of sage

  • 4 tbsp of crème fraîche (we used Oatlys dairy free version)

  • salt

  1. Peel and grate the horseradish
  2. Throw everything in a food processor (save a few leaves of sage for garnish), and blend until smooth and creamy
  3. Add salt to taste and mix well
  4. Scoop everything into an airtight jar and place in the fridge while you fry the chanterelles 

This amount will last you all week and you make for a lot of tasty hangover sandwiches. It's also best to let the spread sit at least 20min in the fridge before use to ensure an even and good flavour.

You can also just mix everything by hand if you like, just be sure to chop the sage as finely as you can in that case.

Fried chanterelles

  • 100 grams of chanterelle (fresh)

  • 1/2 onion

  • 1 clove of garlic

  • salt & pepper

  1. Fry the onions and garlic in butter until they have a light brown color
  2. Add the chanterelles
  3. Fry for 5-10min on medium heat, until the mushrooms look, well, ready
  4. Season with salt and pepper

Make the sandwich:

  1. Slice two slices of sourdough bread (we used a walnut sourdough bread that we bought from Fabrique)
  2. Spread a nice thick layer of the horseradish spread on your sandwich slices
  3. Pour the mushrooms on top and garnish with sage leaves
  4. Enjoy! You’ll feel better soon!

Remember that chanterelles lose about half their size when fried, so if you’re entertaining guests you'll need more chanterelles. Also, you can never have too many chanterelles.

Happy autumn everybody!