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I’m partial to a puffball, and there was a cluster of three growing in the paddock, but OH ran over them with the mower! 
Luckily one has survived, and it’s not the biggest I’ve ever found, but it’s a beauty! 🙂

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I did not known they would be edible until they got mentioned on here a couple of years ago.  Yep, they are edible and good eating along with other breakfast fare.

Of course now I like them I never see one.  **** Law.

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10 hours ago, Scully said:

Slice them into strips. Shallow fry them in a mere film of butter and dip them like soldiers into poached eggs. 😋

i could eat them with bacon...........but i dont think my stomach is strong enough to have them with a poached egg....just a little bit toooo french for me:sick:

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I saw something about eating puffballs on a Facebook group I'm part of, I just couldn't trust myself not to pick up the wrong thing and give myself the squits.

What would you compare the flavour to?

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25 minutes ago, Rob85 said:

I saw something about eating puffballs on a Facebook group I'm part of, I just couldn't trust myself not to pick up the wrong thing and give myself the squits.

What would you compare the flavour to?

TBH .. you can't get these wrong really ... just a white ball.

I found a massive one the other year and it was tasteless and unpleasant to eat ... maybe due to it's size?

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48 minutes ago, Rob85 said:

I saw something about eating puffballs on a Facebook group I'm part of, I just couldn't trust myself not to pick up the wrong thing and give myself the squits.

What would you compare the flavour to?

A bit boring really, not a lot of taste to them.

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29 minutes ago, Smokersmith said:

TBH .. you can't get these wrong really ... just a white ball.

I found a massive one the other year and it was tasteless and unpleasant to eat ... maybe due to it's size?

 

7 minutes ago, old'un said:

A bit boring really, not a lot of taste to them.

Maybe ill just stick with my brother in laws recipe of portobello mushrooms stuffed with Stilton and breadcrums with peppercorn sauce 😋 

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1 hour ago, Rob85 said:

I saw something about eating puffballs on a Facebook group I'm part of, I just couldn't trust myself not to pick up the wrong thing and give myself the squits.

What would you compare the flavour to?

what ...your squits or the puffballs ?

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9 hours ago, Rob85 said:

I saw something about eating puffballs on a Facebook group I'm part of, I just couldn't trust myself not to pick up the wrong thing and give myself the squits.

What would you compare the flavour to?

Hard to confuse a puffball with anything else, most are the size of a football.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Did indeed, for the purpose of scale. That is an ostrich egg, and not a hens, despite appearances. 
Despite it looking impressive, and giving off a great ‘shroom smell, it is absolutely tasteless! Perhaps it was too big? 
We have another still growing which is only grapefruit sized. We’ll see if it tastes any better. 

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On 04/09/2021 at 19:54, ditchman said:

did you put that egg on top of the puffball on purpose ?

They do appear over night, and like warm moist atmosphere, 👍

Having a photo of a GIANT puff ball with the egg on can only mean 1 thing.

The hen had obviously had a kip over night in a field and the recent high temperature activated the giant puffball spores and there it starts. The hen laid the egg in her sleep and woke up on top of the giant puff ball, not being too keen on heights flew off. Thats it, 

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21 minutes ago, Dougy said:

They do appear over night, and like warm moist atmosphere, 👍

Having a photo of a GIANT puff ball with the egg on can only mean 1 thing.

The hen had obviously had a kip over night in a field and the recent high temperature activated the giant puffball spores and there it starts. The hen laid the egg in her sleep and woke up on top of the giant puff ball, not being too keen on heights flew off. Thats it, 

phheeewwwwwwwwwww..............thanks for explaining that.......i can sleep at night now:crazy:

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I've always fancied a puffball sandwich ( ooeer missus ). I like the idea of cutting a slice of puffball , an inch thick,  and the size of a slice of bread , then fry it in very garlicy butter ,until the edges get crispy , then put it between two slices of bread 😊.

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