There are many ways to reconstitute dried mushrooms, but here is the easiest. For a more comprehensive method, see the video above:
1) Put the desired amount of dried mushrooms in a non-reactive bowl.
2) Pour boiling water over the dried mushrooms to cover.
3) Let sit for at least 20 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender.
4) Strain the mushrooms and use in recipes that call for fresh mushrooms. Reserve the water as it serves as a flavorful base for making stock.
Note: Dried wild chanterelle mushrooms reconstitute woody and tough. Accordingly, we only recommend dried chanterelles to be used in dishes that are to be pureed.