Chanterelles are one of my favorite mushrooms. I use them in a lot of different recipes, but my favorite is a spread that I like to eat on toast points. The recipe is super quick and easy, and can be easily halved if you only have a handful of mushrooms.
What you need: 20 or so chanterelles, a couple cloves of garlic, a couple of green onion leaves, an 8oz package of cream cheese, and a little butter or oil.
Chop the chants into small pieces. Not minced, but maybe 1/4 inch cubes. Mince the garlic. Chop the green onion into small pieces. And soften the cream cheese. Then, sautee the mushrooms and garlic in a little oil or butter for a couple minutes. When they are cooked, mix them into the cream cheese along with the chopped green onion.
That’s it! That’s all there is to it. An appetizer that rivals the finest restaurants. Now you just need to spread the result on toast or crackers and enjoy!