Friday, August 20, 2010

You are what you eat....

Last night, we had GIANT PUFFBALL for dinner! If you haven't read yesterday's post, I found a giant puffball in the woods yesterday. Thanks to my friend Ronna, I knew it was edible! And apparently we are leading parallel lives again, although without her, I wouldn't even have touched the fungal soccer ball I found in the forest, never mind devoured it!

Ronna shared a recipe for Puffball Schnitzel, which I whipped up for dinner last night.


Ready to start!



Some nice Reggiano!



Peeling the puffball (very easy!)



Perfectly peeled, radiantly white!




A little thyme to mix in with the breadcrumbs.



Fresh crumbs in the processor.



First I dunked puffball slices in egg, then in the breadcrumbs.



Voilà! Puffball schnitzel! Lots of leftovers and I still have half a giant puffball in my fridge. Gordon and both gave it two thumbs up. It amazes me that I found last night's supper in the forest (and the eggs were from our hens!)

If you are what you eat, then I'm a giant puffball!

13 comments:

  1. My dad use to go on an on about puffball. He lived in Fergus in his teens an they grew around the farm there. I've never actually seen one until now - neat!

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  2. Man that looks yummy. I hope to find a puffball some day.
    Did it taste like a mushroom?

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  3. Yummy! Look just like mine! Amazingly delicious, eh? I was almost surprised how much I loved the taste!!

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  4. I've never heard about puff ball mushrooms. Amazing! The result looks very tasty.

    You have the cutest chickens and I love the names you gave them. Thank you for commenting on my blog.

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  5. what the hell is a puffball?
    wierd as hell!!!!!
    I take it is a mushroom!!!

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  6. How cool that you *found* your food and then used your own eggs. I love mushrooms, so I bed I'd love this too. I've never heard of puffballs before.

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  7. Yes, John, a giant mushroom! Apparently you have edible puffballs in the UK, too, but I'm not sure if you get the giant version or not. It was very tasty!

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  8. Wandering Cat, those who love puffballs love them a lot! :) And I love Fergus too!

    Sugarcreek, it did taste like an earthy mushroom. I thought the texture was a bit reminiscent of tofu.

    Callie, I love your blog. Glad you like our chicken names.

    Genny, I think puffballs turn up down in your parts, too. Did you see my friend Ronna's blog? She's got TWELVE growing right next to her house!

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  9. Wow, you're a lot braver than I would be if I found something like that!

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  10. I'm dying to know what it tasted like!

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  11. Nance, it tasted like a velvety, earthy mushroom. I found the taste fairly delicate, and the texture was was softer and smoother than, say, that of a button mushroom!

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  12. Lucky you! We love puffballs in our house but aren't always lucky enough to find them.

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  13. Freshisle, I'm surprised I've never seen one before. Now I will keep my eyes peeled for them!

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!