Preserving Giant Puffball
cabd2 at biotech.cam.ac.uk
Tue Jun 18 03:37:23 EST 2002
"CostFamily" <costfamily at aol.com> wrote in message
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> I was fortunate today to find a beautiful 4 lb giant puffball in prestine
> condition. I found it in the Wasatch mountains East of Ogden Utah,
> miles from where the mens downhill olympic ski races took place) No
> or signs of deterioration. I plan to cut it up and cubes and freeze it
> latter on. Is this a good way to preserve puffballs or is there a better
The giant puffball isn't the easiest beast to preserve. My advice is to hold
a dinner party and feed it to your friends!
If you do wish to preserve it, I reccomend slicing it really thinly and
drying it in a -warm- place for several hours. Take the dried flakes and put
them in a tightly sealed jar for later use. They add great flavour to soups
Another good option is to use it to make such a soup or stew and freeze
that, in my opinion that gives a far better result than the limp, damp,
spongy thing you get by freezing slices.
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