Best edible mushrooms
Karl Johan (edible Boletus)
Karl Johan mushroom is probably the best edible mushroom you can find. You can find it mainly under beech and spruce where the trees are not standing too close to each other and you can often see the mushroom in August until October after rainy periods. You can recognize Karl Johan because of the brown hat and the white/light brown stem. The mushroom can get quite big (the hat up to 20-25 cm) and if you find them without worms inside, then you can enjoy the taste in your meal - for instance a mushroom risotto.
Bonusinfo: The mushroom Karl Johan was named after the Swedish king Karl Johan XIV who loved this edible boletus.
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The common chanterelle can be found in all parts of Denmark, often under deciduous and coniferous trees. You can start seeing them in July, the number grows even more in August and you can find it until November. The mushroom is easy to recognize with the yellow colour, funnel-shaped hat and wavy edge which is why it does not really look like one of the poisonous mushrooms. If you try the mushroom raw, it will taste bitter, but this disappears while cooking. The best and most popular way of cooking them is searing in a warm pan in oil or butter.
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The funnel chanterelle can also be found in a deciduous and coniferous forest and preferably in moist mossy soil. The mushroom appears in August/September and disappears again with the frost. The funnel-shaped hat and the wavy edge of the funnel chanterelle looks like the common chanterelle, only the colour is grey-brown in the top (but still a yellow stem). Because of the colour the mushroom can be difficult to spot on the ground of the forest but if you find one, you will probably see more in the same place. The funnel chanterelle is a bit smaller than the common chanterelle and is therefore suitable for drying.
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Other edible mushrooms