Is this a Puff Ball shroom?

Discussion in 'Did Someone Say Shrooms,????' started by fl3157, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. fl3157

    fl3157 Senior Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    N.E. Missouri
    Found a couple the other day, 1 about the size of a soccer ball. They are firm, texture of nerf ball? Are they edible? 20171026_095319.jpg 20171026_095341.jpg
     
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  2. killmode

    killmode Deplorable member

    yes and yes, if they are really fresh. I slice it open... if it is solid white it's fresh. If it's discolored in the center, I discard it.
     

  3. fl3157

    fl3157 Senior Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    N.E. Missouri
    They just popped in the last 4 days or so. How do you prepare?
     
  4. killmode

    killmode Deplorable member

    4 days will make them iffy but if they are still solid white they are good. I just normally dip in egg, whatever breading u like and fry.
     
  5. CallawayHunter

    CallawayHunter Member

    56
    Sep 26, 2011
    Callaway County MO
    Eggplant Parm, just substitute puffball for eggplant.
     
  6. Tarsal Gland

    Tarsal Gland Active Member

    Jan 17, 2010
    KC
    VERY tasty shroom! Been a long while since iv had one
     
  7. manitou1

    manitou1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    Truman Lake
    Yup, they are edible when all white in center. Just a word of caution for newbies... I have found what I thought were puffballs and cut them open to find the stem and skirt of a not fully developed death angel mushroom. Those are NOT good... very toxic.
     
  8. Rack_Hunter

    Rack_Hunter Sensitivity Aficionado

    Slice thin, dip and bread it, fry.

    Congrats, they’re hard to find.
     
  9. DougC

    DougC Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2008
    Independence
    Always stomped on them things when I was younger! Don't think I could possibly eat one now...
     
  10. sandals

    sandals Quack

    Nov 13, 2014
    bourbon
  11. remington2225

    remington2225 Member

    166
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yep delish. Found 4 of these one year while looking for a doe I shot. Bonus!
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  12. manitou1

    manitou1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    Truman Lake
    Dang, what did you have to slice that with, a band saw? That's a biggun!
     
  13. remington2225

    remington2225 Member

    166
    Aug 16, 2014
    Just like a watermelon. Problem was finding a large enough bun.