Monday, October 3, 2011

Harvesting Puff Mushrooms




September is the time for "Puff Mushrooms" to appear..and you must get them before bugs begin to nibble and contaminate them for eating..So Cecil was quick to secure these and I prepared them right away..brushing away dirt etc..and then peeling and slicing them up.  It takes a bit of brushing and peeling before you can get them sliced up and ready to saute with some butter and a little oil ..then let them cool on a pan and 


put them into the freezer on the tray for easy removal to a freezer bag and use when ever you like in eggs, soups etc. Once they are frozen it's an easy job to break them apart ( some butter sticks to them, but most I use them with require a little butter and or oil. I think I'll make some omelets first thing..
The tray sits nicely in the freezer covered with Suran wrap. Once it was frozen I just put them into a Freezer bag.

13 comments:

Mrs.Pickles said...

very neat do these grow in your yard?

Daisy said...

I love mushrooms, Ginny. Especially on pizza or in mushroom soup. Looks like you got a nice batch. :)

Robin said...

Those are some mushrooms! I have never heard of them. But I'm not much of a mushroom fan. "The Italian" is the mushroom lover around here!

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Mrs. Pickles, yes they grow in my yard and sometimes my neighbors have a couple in theirs... I wish I could get to a forest to see what grows there. I would need to be with an expert Mushroom person.

Daisy, I like them too..this time I have enough to make some mushroom soup.:o)

Robin, they are the largest I've seen to date :o) they go into a lot of my cooking and the best part ...they are free :o)

Leigh said...

Those are edible??? I think I've seen those around here! If that's the case I'll have to do some careful ID'ing and harvest some myself.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Do these grow naturally or do you have a garden with these? There is nothing better than being able to gather good things from the earth........Ginny, you have the talent for that! Do you write these things down for your grandchildren to know? Blessings,Kathleen

ladydi said...

This reminds me of my grandparents. They used to pick puff mushrooms and cook them. It's neat they way they grow where they do without any help or encouragement from the human race.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Leigh, yes they are ..google for them and maybe that will give you a better version..( I peel mine the skin is too tough).

Kathleen, kids don't listen until they need it and then they fight their memory "how and what did she do".by then I'm resting and they can't hear an answer :o)

Paula said...

Oh, I've never heard of this, Ginny! It sounds wonderful though... although my hubby wouldn't touch a mushroom with a ten foot pole! (He just doesn't know what he's missing... *wink*)

Jody said...

We're so impressed Ginny. We've watched videos about wild mushrooms. We've talked about harvesting them. We have all kinds of varieties around our place, but we just haven't taken the time to learn what you can eat and can't eat. Thanks to you, we now know a little more.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Paula, my hubby wouldn't eat spahgetti when we first met..but now it's a different story..introduce it first in different ways until he gets the "taste" :o)

Jody, glad I was a stimulant :o) wish I had someone to point out mushrooms in the forest..(not to deep into the forest , I'm afraid a bear would get me or horrors a snake oooh!

1st Man said...

We LOVE mushrooms, but I guess I'm too much of a scaredy cat to try to find them naturally. Maybe I need to take a class, or get a book, ha. I see mushrooms on the property from time to time but I know that you have to be careful. Yours look so good I wish I could sprinkle some spores around the yard, ha. Thanks for sharing!!

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

1st man I did a lot of internet searching before I got brave enough to try them..the very first one got thrown away because we weren't sure about it..and it's like that fish that got away..it was a big one :o)