Sunday, October 3, 2010

Today while checking the Acreage Cecil spotted these mushroom growing along the neighbors fence on our side. They look somewhat like the ones I had growing in the front yard last year..I was afraid to eat it (being not familiar with it). The old adage "When in doubt throw it out".
I wish some mushroom expert out there would  take a look at these pictures and tell  me what you  know (or think). Is it a special blessing or "Forbidden Fruit" in our little "Almost an Acre" Paradise.
The meat is a milky white color,and quite solid. I can't think of any other description of it in comparison except the white around the store mushrooms, there just isn't any gills.
They look as if they would fair well saute with some onions for many dishes besides eggs. Do a closeup and let me have your opinion, Especially you readers that have those massive farms. Thanks.
UPDATE: The mushroom is a " Puff Ball" and its edible.

Here are the mushrooms being fried in a little butter and oil. I put about 1/2 cup into Saran wrap packages, into a container and ended up with about 7 packages. They will go into scrambled eggs, omelets or anything else I can think of. Yesterday I made Spaghetti sauce and added one of the  packages to it and the sauce was delicious.


Dorothy said...

Hi Ginny,
I'm not a mushroom person so I'm no help on the subject! Just dropping by to say HI and hope you have a great new week!

The Gingerbread House said...

Thanks Dorothy for dropping by, If I knew you were coming I would have taken a smaller piece of the Carrot Cake I made Friday, so I would have had some to offer you :o). There is one small piece left, I'm sure it will be gone by the time you could get here :o(
We love Mushroom and Cecil helped me search it off the's surprising how much people really share with knowledge, and how exact they can be. Ginny

Deborah said...

I wish I could identify edible mushrooms! I love mushrooms, but lack the courage to try the ones I find on our property. Seems there are a lot of poisonous things in the subtropics.

Daisy said...

I have no clue as to what it is either, Ginny, but I see you found out before I got here. :D Hope you enjoy it!

The Gingerbread House said...

There is a lot of info on the internet concerning Mushrooms! There also many who know about these things..You have to be careful of what sources seems best to follow, there are many that agree..Ginny

ladydi said...

My grandparents used to stop and pick a puffball when they would see one growing. Grandma would slice them and fry them. The moment I saw your slices it came back to me so clearly. Thanks for the memories; we're talking about 45 years ago. :>}

The Gingerbread House said...

Ladydi, isn't it wonderful to go back to memory lane:o)
I'm hoping I take many steps there myself. I made some spaghetti sauce last night and added the Puff Balls to it. I chopped them up a little finer than I planned (the food processor works faster :o) Cecil and I ate double portions it was so good..of course I was real country and went into the old garden box to pick out some seasoning, (oregano,sage,basil,and It felt real good to be doing it. I'm a real farmer :o) Ginny