Before using fresh chanterelles, rinse them quickly, drain them immediately, and dry them with a cloth or paper towel. To reconstitute dried chanterelles, cover them with warm water and allow them to soak for approximately one hour. Chanterelles are best when cooked. Sauté or fry them for 3 to 5 minutes; or cook them with a small amount of liquid in a covered pan for 15 minutes. Chanterelles combine nicely with meat, shellfish, and eggs. They can also be added to soups, sauces, and grain dishes. Avoid using chanterelles with ingredients that have strong competing flavors, such as garlic or spices.