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Old 08-25-2012, 02:14 PM   #11
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I've found them to be pretty sloppy -- there is no texture once the rind is peeled, just the undifferentiated interior spore mass. I'm going to try sauteeing them with Panko and parsley dip after the flour and egg dip stages -- attempt to crisp/firm them up.
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:17 PM   #12
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I love me some mushrooms, but I just ain't got the nerve (nor the education) to eat the ones in the yard.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:21 PM   #13
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So I take it that Puff Balls are mushrooms.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:51 PM   #14
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Who knows? OP was in 2006!
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:29 AM   #15
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So I take it that Puff Balls are mushrooms.
Yup. BTW The successive dips of Flour (flavoured with poultry seasoning and salt), then beaten egg thinned with milk, then Panko crumbs makes a fine fritter out of 1/2" sliced Giant Puffball. Very tasty.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:23 AM   #16
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Addie--when a child, those dried mushrooms you would step on and would spray a "dust" of spores, those were puffballs. I am on my way over to a friend's house to snag a Giant Puffball...steak, butter sauteed puffball, green pepper, tomatoes...I'm in heaven!
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:08 AM   #17
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So I take it that Puff Balls are mushrooms.
Addie, I did not know that either
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:37 AM   #18
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Puffballs remind me of tofu--not much flavor, need lots of help to be tasty. More of a filler than anything else. Giant puffballs are pretty unmistakeable, and a good mushroom for beginners. They are large, round white mushrooms--range in size from a baseball to a Volkswagen (well, maybe a basketball)--and are solid white inside. If they have started to turn dark in the middle, they are past eating, and if you find a small one, be sure that it is homogenous inside--with no sign of stem or gills. The inside of the puffball looks like marshmallow. Round mushrooms with gills or stem inside could be poisonous.

When they mature, they turn dark and dry up, and that is when you can squeeze them and make the spores puff out. Long ago, it was rumored that if you collected enough of those spores, you could become invisible! (The secret there is the 'enough' part.) Seems like I remember that they are quite flammable, and were used in fireworks. Maybe you disappear in a puff of smoke?
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Puffballs remind me of tofu--not much flavor, need lots of help to be tasty. More of a filler than anything else. Giant puffballs are pretty unmistakeable, and a good mushroom for beginners. They are large, round white mushrooms--range in size from a baseball to a Volkswagen (well, maybe a basketball)--and are solid white inside. If they have started to turn dark in the middle, they are past eating, and if you find a small one, be sure that it is homogenous inside--with no sign of stem or gills. The inside of the puffball looks like marshmallow. Round mushrooms with gills or stem inside could be poisonous.

When they mature, they turn dark and dry up, and that is when you can squeeze them and make the spores puff out. Long ago, it was rumored that if you collected enough of those spores, you could become invisible! (The secret there is the 'enough' part.) Seems like I remember that they are quite flammable, and were used in fireworks. Maybe you disappear in a puff of smoke?
When they are past their prime, they are no longer white and creamy inside. Unfortunately, although the size of a basketball and firm on the outside, it was not creamy white on the inside. Left it where it was. Maybe next fall. Sigh.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:44 AM   #20
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I remeber them as a kid, but do not see them here. Maybe have to venture into woods or something.
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