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Found some Puffballs! #7359340
09/19/21 02:03 PM
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Just went on a walk with the fam and found these things. Looked them up and pretty sure they are puffballs!
Let me know what you think!
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Re: Found some Puffballs! [Re: MySide 🦝] #7359355
09/19/21 02:37 PM
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Good eating when fresh! Slice in 1/2 and check if interior is solid white, if yes, they're fresh and good.


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Re: Found some Puffballs! [Re: MySide 🦝] #7359359
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There are a number of small puffball species and those do appear to be one of them, but I would get a local expert to identify them for you. It's not worth the risk to eat fungus you are uncertain of.

Diane found and cooked a giant puffball back in July. It was excellent fried. I've never seen a giant puffball during the Summer. There was no mistaking it for anything else.

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It tasted good enough that I would not hesitate to order it at a restaurant, if I didn't have easy wild access to giant puffballs.

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Re: Found some Puffballs! [Re: BigBob] #7359363
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Originally Posted by BigBob
Good eating when fresh! Slice in 1/2 and check if interior is solid white, if yes, they're fresh and good.

They are solid white and like a marshmallow on the inside!


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Re: Found some Puffballs! [Re: MySide 🦝] #7359376
09/19/21 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by MySide 🦝
Originally Posted by BigBob
Good eating when fresh! Slice in 1/2 and check if interior is solid white, if yes, they're fresh and good.

They are solid white and like a marshmallow on the inside!


If they're solid white on the inside, they should be safe to eat.


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Re: Found some Puffballs! [Re: MySide 🦝] #7359380
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Smallest puffballs I've ever seen. Most around here are as big as basketballs.


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Re: Found some Puffballs! [Re: MySide 🦝] #7359410
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Slice then lengthwise top to the bottom straight down the middle.
If you see anything that appears like a stem or undeveloped gills hidden in the middle, discard them.
If they are solid, uniformly white they are puffballs.


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Re: Found some Puffballs! [Re: MySide 🦝] #7359478
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I never saw or heard of those. Or they a type of mushroom?

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Originally Posted by Gator Foot
I never saw or heard of those. Or they a type of mushroom?


Yep they're an edible mushroom. We have them over here in MS.


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Re: Found some Puffballs! [Re: MySide 🦝] #7359482
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I've eaten lots of puffballs but those look off to me. That dosen't mean I know they are bad but like stated above slice them and inspect them closely. Please. We have a couple small puffs around here they are as good as the giants but look them over many mushrooms start ball like when very young.


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Re: Found some Puffballs! [Re: MySide 🦝] #7359486
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I will have to keep a eye out! They look good!!

Re: Found some Puffballs! [Re: MySide 🦝] #7359607
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The wife likes to slice and dehydrate the puffballs. Then grind them to a powder. She uses that to flavor soups and gravies. Awesome, concentrated mushroom flavor.

Re: Found some Puffballs! [Re: Gator Foot] #7360082
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Originally Posted by Gator Foot
I never saw or heard of those. Or they a type of mushroom?

When mature, the will have a thin skin, filled with a greenish grey powder, that's the spoor. Kid's love too stomp them to watch the powder scatter! LOL


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Re: Found some Puffballs! [Re: MySide 🦝] #7360151
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Ours seem larger,

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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
Ours seem larger,

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Those are called "giant puffballs" alot bigger.


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Re: Found some Puffballs! [Re: MySide 🦝] #7360251
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Did you eat them, Myside?


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good eating , I've had them

Re: Found some Puffballs! [Re: yotetrapper30] #7360300
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Originally Posted by yotetrapper30
Did you eat them, Myside?

At them yesterday, I'm still here LOL


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Re: Found some Puffballs! [Re: MySide 🦝] #7360305
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Originally Posted by MySide 🦝
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Did you eat them, Myside?

At them yesterday, I'm still here LOL


Haha that's what I was wondering. They look different than our giant puffballs we have around here.


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lol
Would have been funny if I just left the forum for a few weeks grin grin grin


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