Klouzek is a widespread edible mushroom that is worth it! Find out as much as you can about him

If you are a fan of walking in the forest and would like to start picking mushrooms, don’t hesitate to read this article!

In it you will learn all the necessary information about the slide! You will find out what types of jah there are, what characteristics apply to it and where you can find it.

At the same time, you won’t even lose the process of how to clean it and then process and use it!

What is a slide?

It is one of the most widespread summer and autumn mushrooms that we can collect in the forest. It is typical for him that in wet weather his hat is very slimy, which led to his name.

This edible mushroom is most often seen in large clumps by roadsides in pine forests. Another typical sign is that there is a ring on its leg, which is white in young mushrooms and later turns darker.

This type of mushroom does well in cold climates and is very common in Scandinavia for example, but is also found in the rest of Europe, Asia and North America.

A mushroom with a typical slimy hat and yellow pores.
Source: mykoweb.com

What the slide looks like (general characteristics):

  • They grow under conifers
  • They have a slimy hat (especially in the rainy and humid season)
  • Vein stippling on the leg
  • The pores are often arranged in a circle
  • A veil formed by a ring or cloth hanging from the brim of a hat
  • As a general rule for identification, a mushroom should meet at least 3 of the above characteristics
  • All types of slugs are edible

How to recognize different types of slides?

Common slide (pine)

  1. We find it together in large families
  2. His hat is shiny in dry weather, but so slimy when wet
  3. The hat is brown to reddish-brown in color
  4. His pores turn shades of yellow
  5. Its leg is white when young and can turn brownish-purple over time and has a distinctive ring on it
  6. The mushroom, due to its soft flesh, is best used in mushroom mixtures or meat mixtures
A mushroom with a big hat, lying on a needle next to a pinecone.
Source: funghiitaliani.it

Magpie slide (magpie mushroom)

  1. Sometimes referred to as the magpie mushroom
  2. Acidic soil in the vicinity of bogs suits him
  3. The hat is scaly and turns olive shades
  4. The pores are small and grey-yellow
  5. If we cut the mushroom open, the pith will turn slightly blue
  6. It is an edible mushroom that is used in pickles
A small mushroom in the wet moss pulled out with the whole leg.
Source: wikigrib.ru

Smooth (larch) slide

  1. It can be found in both coniferous and mixed forests and most often grows near larch trees
  2. The cap is typically slimy with a yellow to ocher color
  3. The ring is tiny off-white
  4. The pores turn yellow and turn pink when pressed
  5. When the mushroom is cut open, the thorn will start to turn slightly pink
  6. It is an edible mushroom that goes well with vegetable mixes
A mushroom found under a larch with its pores turned towards the photographer.
Source: flic.kr

Slide yellowish

  1. It thrives best in moist environments and on waterlogged soils
  2. The hat is yellow with a hint of olive green
  3. Pores are yellow, ochre, and start to turn brown when squeezed
  4. We find a rusty ring on the leg, which is usually slimy
  5. After cutting, the pith does not change color and remains dirty yellow or sometimes light brown
  6. Its taste is slightly sour and its aroma is fruity, so it is most often prepared by stewing and added to salads
A mushroom with a very thin leg resting on a wet needle.
Source: boletes.wpamushroomclub.org

Cow slide

  1. This fungus likes damp and wet places near bogs
  2. Its hat turns yellow to ocher and is shiny
  3. Pores are grayish yellow and darken when pressed
  4. After cutting, it does not change color and remains creamy
  5. It is an edible mushroom and due to its mild taste and smell, it is suitable for spicy dishes
A small mushroom growing in a cluster with other tiny mushrooms.
Source: ultimate-mushroom.com

Douglas fir slide

  1. The cap has a yellow-white color in the young mushroom, later it changes to a rusty color
  2. The pores are yellow at first, later they also acquire a tinge of rust
  3. The leg is usually covered with brown dots and there is a prominent ring on it
  4. After cutting, the flesh remains whitish
  5. It is a delicious edible mushroom with a slightly sour taste
Inconspicuous mushrooms growing together in a cluster.
Source: boletes.wpamushroomclub.org

Slide grainy

  1. It can be found especially near pine trees
  2. The hat is shiny and smooth in dry weather and slimy and sticky again in wet weather
  3. The color of the hat varies, but most often it is ocher, sometimes pinkish or reddish
  4. Pores are yellow
  5. After cutting, the pulp does not change color and remains whitish
  6. This is an excellent edible mushroom
A mushroom with a large hat and prominent pores.
Source: thewildfoodhuntress.com.au

Pepper slide (pepper mushroom)

  1. It is also known as pepper mushroom
  2. It is a widespread fungus that grows in both coniferous and deciduous forests
  3. Its hat is sticky in wet weather and turns brown to brown-orange in color
  4. The pores become cinnamon brown and sometimes even rusty
  5. The flesh is soft, creamy and does not change color when cut
  6. The mushroom is processed into a loose spice and used to flavor mushroom dishes
A small inconspicuous mushroom lying in the forest.
Source: botanichka.ru

Health benefits of slides

Contains antioxidants

Slides are a rich source of antioxidants, especially selenium. They help fight cell damage, prevent cancer and help boost your immune system.

Lowers cholesterol and sugar levels

This type of mushroom has very little cholesterol and also helps to reduce the level of bad cholesterol in your body. It contains beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber that is responsible for lowering cholesterol levels and also helps regulate blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Supports heart health

It contains potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart disease. It also contains vitamin C, which is also good for the heart.

A rich source of vitamin D

The mushroom is a good source of vitamin D, which strengthens bones and reduces the risk of viral diseases.

Healthy soup full of healthy mushrooms.
Source: grownandgathered . com.au

How to clean slides?

  • Slides, like other mushrooms, need to be cleaned and processed immediately. Mushrooms generally perish very quickly.
  • The first thing you need to do is cut off the bottom of the leg, if you haven’t already done so outside. This part has the most dirt, worms and insects.
  • The mushroom cap should be compact and firm. Always peel off the brown skin.
  • Also remove the pores from under the hat. If you are holding a young mushroom in your hand, leave the pores on the cap as they are.
  • Soak the cleaned sponge in salt water for a few hours and then rinse well.
  • Use about 1 tablespoon of salt per cup of water.
  • You can process the gliders in this way immediately, or dry them and store them for later use.
Cleaning slippery jacks, suillus luteus
Source: Forager|Chef

How to dry slides?

  1. Clean and chop the mushrooms
  2. Cut the hat including the pores
  3. Set your dryer or oven to 40 degrees
  4. The drying process takes a lot of time and you have to take that into account
  5. Dry the mushrooms for at least 24 hours
  6. Then store them in an airtight container in a dark place

The dried slips can later be used in soups. They add a pleasant earthy taste to soups and are a great substitute for meat and vegetable broth.

Dried pieces of mushrooms in a glass jar and mushroom powder.
Source: foragerchef.com

How to prepare soaked slides?

  1. Do not dry the mushrooms
  2. Heat the pan to maximum and throw the soaked mushrooms into it
  3. Dry fry them without oil to boil off the excess moisture

How to load slides?

Mushrooms can also be loaded into varnish.

  • Boil the slides for 15 minutes
  • Then cover them with a pickle, for example from pickles (or read these recipes about pickling mushrooms and make your own pickle)
  • Add selected spices, herbs and vegetables (for example, pepper balls, dill, onions, carrots … )
  • Store the mushrooms in a jar in the fridge for a few weeks and then use them, for example, in a vegetable salad or on toasted bread with fresh cheese and parsley
Chopped mushrooms pickled in a lacquer with vegetables and herbs.
Source: findingfeasts.com.au

Recipe for fried sliders


  1. 12 small slides (cleaned of dirt)
  2. 2 eggs (beaten)
  3. 50 g plain flour
  4. 100 g of polenta
  5. Frying oil)
  6. Salt


  1. Heat the oil to 180 degrees (you can tell by dropping some flour in it and watching it brown in 5-10 seconds)
  2. Place the flour, beaten eggs and polenta in separate bowls
  3. Coat the slides in flour, then egg and finally in polenta
  4. Fry them for 2-3 minutes in the oil until the polenta acquires a golden brown color
  5. Place them on a paper towel to remove excess oil
  6. Sprinkle with salt and serve

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