It's getting to be that time of year again here in southern Michigan. One of my MIL's former neighbors brought over this the other day:
The salt is just for scale. The giant puffball mushroom is about the size of a soccerball.
I know my MIL will want to cut it up, bread it, and fry it. The only problem is, I don't like the taste or texture of her product. She doesn't season it much, if at all, and it ressembles a flavorless sponge.
Maybe I should take some of the Drake's mix I have laying around, and make a beer batter and deep-fry them myself. I know that works good for button mushrooms.
A couple days ago, I killed some time before going to work by exploring a patch of woods I've never walked through. I saw several more giant puffball mushrooms. One was similar in size to this one, but was "gone to spore" and not edible. The others looked good, but were slightly smaller. I didn't pick any other them.