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Fried Puffball Fillets

Recipe Courtesy of Louise Wilson

Puffball Mushroom
Puffball Mushroom


  • A large puffball, still white
  • One egg
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cracker crumbs
  • Oil for frying


Remove the thin “skin” on the puffball. Slice into 3/4 inch slices. Beat the egg with salt and pepper. Dip mushroom slices into the egg mixture and then into the cracker crumbs. Fry in oil about one inch deep in iron skillet until golden. Drain on paper towels. Some members of our family like to eat them with chutney. Enjoy.

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