Motocross Track Produces Dozens of Giant Puffballs

by Patti
(Pocatello, Idaho)

The Pocatello Motocross Park, located near Pocatello, Idaho, produces a steady crop of giant puffball mushrooms each season.

Discovered while expanding the parking area of the dirt bike track, the mushrooms randomly appear on top of jumps, on the sides of berms, along the start straight, as well as in the parking lot.

We are now looking for recipes which can be made on a grill to introduce this tasty treat to the riders and race spectators at the track!!

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Racetrack puffballs!
by: Amy

That. is. AWESOME!

Wow. That's so funny. Not so surprising when you think about it though. Mycorrhizal mushrooms such as chanterelles, morels, and puffballs often appear in areas of disturbed ground. I've never heard of them popping up in abundance on a racetrack though!

My one caveat would be to be aware of the health of the ground in those areas. Just ripped up is fine, but if these are areas where lots of oil is dumped you may want to reconsider eating those mushrooms.

You've probably already found recipes by now, but below are some grilled puffball recipes that make me want to fire up the grill!

Grilled Puffballs with Rosemary and Garlic

Chowhound Puffball Recipes

Puffball Mushroom Crust Pizza

Now, my dear Patti, we need to see pictures!!!!!!

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