Goulash of Chanterelles is a typical Austrian main dish. It is served mainly during the summer, which is the mushroom season in Austria. Although it is possible to freeze mushrooms, the taste of frozen chanterelles cannot be compared to the taste of fresh ones. The goulash consists of chanterelles, onions, sour cream, various herbs, and spices. It is traditionally served with either dumplings or spaetzle. The most important spice is the paprika powder that adds a sweet flavor. The preparation process is not difficult and usually takes less than 25 minutes.
Ingredients[edit | edit source]
- 800 g chanterelle mushrooms
- 100 g onions
- 60 g butter or oil
- 125 g sour cream
- 10 g paprika powder
- 3–4 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tsp flour
- 1 tbsp parsley
Procedure[edit | edit source]
- Cut the big mushrooms into halves. All of them should have approximately the same size, which averages 2–3 cm.
- Peel the onions and chop them finely into small cubes.
- Heat the butter in a pot.
- When the pot is hot enough, add the chopped onions. Cook the onions until golden brown.
- Add the paprika. Stir well and immediately deglaze it with the white wine vinegar. It is important that the paprika powder does not get too hot because it turns bitter at a certain temperature.
- Put the chanterelles into the pot, and add pepper and salt to taste. Put a lid on it and steam the mixture for about 10–12 minutes until the chanterelles are soft.
- Remove the lid and raise the temperature in order to preserve the escaping liquid of the chanterelles.
- Combine the flour and sour cream. Stir this mixture into the casserole, reduce the temperature, and cook for another 5 minutes.