Friday, February 15, 2013
I like to country cruise, much to my boyfriends dismay, and hijack various botanical samples / food / etc. When he's willing to drive me about, listening to my constant botanical chatter, I find the most amazing things! Last fall I snagged some HUGE puffball mushroom heads out of an old field. I know, its not cool to steal mushrooms, but I am guilty!
I'd never had them before last fall. My sister and I used to kick them around when we were young. They are in prime kicking form when they turn all brownish-green and powdery, but I had no idea you could ear them when they are young.
RECIPE: Prep is a snap! Just peel off the outside thicker layer (if you want) I didn't do this step and they tasted just fine. Then, soak em salt water for an hour if ya want. Cube them and saute in butter with salt, pepper, and a little diced onion. I thought they were awesome. I tricked my kids into eating them and they thought they tasted like scrambled eggs (and they do). I also added them to beef stew...really good stuff!
I can't wait til spring!! See next page for pictures