Mudcat Café message #1539252 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #83654   Message #1539252
Posted By: GUEST,Fullerton
10-Aug-05 - 07:16 AM
Thread Name: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
Subject: RE: BS: are mushrooms rubbish?
Anyone had any..... puffballs.

I have.

They're yummy.

You take a wedge out of the 14-18 inch diameter puffball. Slice thinly, fry till golden brown. Serve with chips!

The next day the puffball will have "healed" itself, leaving a cute little seam where your wedge came from. I picked mine on an old flood meadow.

They are very hard to find though. They seem to grow their fruit only every 3 or 4 years. Which, of course, makes them even tastier!