Foraging

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Last weekend, my dear friends, my partner and I wandered into the forest, for what’s become an annual chanterelle picking excursion. It’s a wonderful way to connect with nature. Hiking, breathing in the freshest air, foraging for food and taking photographs… my very favourite things all came together, and it was indeed a nice way to welcome the beginning of autumn.

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Omelette with Chanterelle Mushrooms

Serves 2

2 tablespoons salted butter
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 heaping cups chanterelle mushrooms, cleaned and patted dry
4 eggs, room temperature
¼ cup 2% or whole milk
A few flat leaf parsley leaves, chopped
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter and olive oil in a small (9 inch), well-seasoned frying pan or non-stick pan over medium high heat.

Sauté the garlic until it gives off an appetizing aroma, then add the mushrooms and continue to sauté until mushrooms become soft and juice becomes thick. Adjust with salt and pepper, and transfer to a plate. Wipe off the pan, return it to the stove, and keep warm over medium high heat.

Whisk the eggs, milk, half the parsley and pinch of salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Melt the other half of the butter, making sure that the pan is covered, edge to edge, with the butter.

Pour the egg mixture into the hot frying pan, swirling to the edges of the pan. Turn the heat down to low, cover and cook until the edges of the eggs separate from the pan cleanly, but the inside is not completely cooked.

Return the mushrooms to the half circle of the omelette, spreading evenly and closing the other half over top. Turn the heat off, cover and continue to cook for a couple more minutes.

Cut in half and transfer to individual plates. Garnish with the rest of the parsley. Serve warm with crusty bread.

 

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September 23, 2013 by Emi Uchida
Categories: Breakfast, film, life style, Recipe, scenery, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , | 14 comments

Comments (14)

  1. Beautiful photos! I could almost smell the forest, and the omelet looks delicious. Thanks.

  2. What a fun excursion to look forward to every year – and even more fun to find those chanterelles. Beautiful post & images, makes me yearn to be walking through the forest with all the peaceful sounds and smells of pine. Can taste that omelet!

  3. Absolutely stunning photos. Looks like you were surrounded by some majestic trees! (And the omelet look delish, too!)

  4. Emi, everything about your post makes me smile. I love foraging for chanterelles and putting them into omelets can’t be better. Plus your images are heavenly. What a breath of fresh air. Thank you.
    xoxo
    E

    • Thank you, Erin for the kind words. I carry only my super old film camera anywhere I go nowadays… I also knew, this event had to be captured with film. Oh, everything about foraging mushrooms was a joy! Emi xoxo

  5. 美味しそう~!!!マッシュルーム大好きです。自分で採って食べるなんて夢みたい!

  6. I love wild mushrooms! your photos are amazingly gigantic. I love the contrast of foraging for small little treasures in the midst of the gigantic humongous cedar trees forest!

  7. Hi Emi, your photos are breathtaking.

    I’ve been craving a misty forest walk for months. I don’t know of any forests near here that look anything like that. So magical. So for now, I’ll just have to appease my forest yearnings from looking at photos online. Not nearly the same but thank you.

  8. Oh Emi, what a beautiful post where the words are not necessary, and you let the images tell the story. Gorgeous pictures and of course delicious looking omelette! Have a lovely week ahead!

  9. Your images are stunning! And the recipe sounds delicious to boot. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

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