I recently have discovered fiddlehead ferns. I could not find a recipe for them so, I made one up. These are so yummy that I can eat the whole dish in sitting! Great served with fish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
3 cups
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook fiddlehead ferns in the boiling water until barely tender, 7 to 10 minutes; drain.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the prepared fiddlehead ferns, garlic, and the salt and pepper. Cook and stir until ferns are tinged lightly brown and tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle with lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts

80 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 3.4g 1% DV; fat 7g 11% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 147.4mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
Have been doing them this way for years The key is par boiling them until just tender before sauteeing then you can do anything with them. My family loves them this way and if we happen to have some wild leeks( in our search for the fiddleheads - (here in the Northeast springtime)then by all means throw a few of them in as well. This dish definitely says "SPRINGTIME" for us here in New England and it is SOOOOO Good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2010
Meh. This is just a super-normal super-common list of ingredients for sauteeing vegetables. It's not bad.... but the recipe could give more guidance on how to clean and actually cook the fiddleheads. (Common saute ingredients aside.) So I'll keep looking for a newer or more definitive fiddlehead recipe. Read More
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49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
Have been doing them this way for years The key is par boiling them until just tender before sauteeing then you can do anything with them. My family loves them this way and if we happen to have some wild leeks( in our search for the fiddleheads - (here in the Northeast springtime)then by all means throw a few of them in as well. This dish definitely says "SPRINGTIME" for us here in New England and it is SOOOOO Good. Read More
(44)
Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2011
Yes this is a basic recipe that is an excellent introduction to a veggie many people haven't heard of or tried. This was my first time trying these and I prepped them as described on Health Canada's website (Trim remove papery husk if any and rinse through several changes of water then boil for roughly 8 mins strain and then proceed with recipe.) These cannot be be eaten undercooked or raw otherwise you're putting yourself at risk for food-borne illness. I added some diced onion to this and think that balsamic vinegar would be a delicious substitute for the lemon juice. Read More
(32)
Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2010
Meh. This is just a super-normal super-common list of ingredients for sauteeing vegetables. It's not bad.... but the recipe could give more guidance on how to clean and actually cook the fiddleheads. (Common saute ingredients aside.) So I'll keep looking for a newer or more definitive fiddlehead recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2010
Delicious. Very fresh tasting! I added just a little butter to my olive oil too. My husband liked them without the lemon juice; I liked it without but preferred them with the lemon. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2011
Don't bother boiling the fiddleheads first. They are crispy and delicious sauteed. Try stir frying them with all of your favorite vegetables or in fried rice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2011
This was my first time preparing fiddleheads and I found this recipe a nice n' easy introduction. I may add a splash of balsamic next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2010
This was an easy recipe and we loved it. It was my first time cooking fiddleheads and I'm sure we'll make it again. Thanks! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2013
I had this at a friend's house and they were delicious. Like another reader my friend added a little butter while sauteeing them and tossed with toasted pine nuts before serving. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2011
fiddleheads are amazing exept i fry them with salt and margarine in the frying pan.My dad used to take me to find fiddleheads all the times Read More
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