Oh Fiddleheads!

It’s always a pleasant surprise to be perusing the produce isle and find it’s Fiddlehead season!

These tart little greens are a seasonal treat here in New England and are packed with antioxidants, omegas 3 and 6, fiber and iron. They are simply scrumptious sauteed in a little butter and garlic.

They are actually the beginnings of ferns and harvested early in the season, before they bloom their leaves.

I read that they are a non-farmed veggie. I am not too sure on all their details, but I am sure that they are something I look forward to each spring!

5 thoughts on “Oh Fiddleheads!

  1. May 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Fiddlehead season! They’re super popular around here. I’ve never actually had them, but your suggestion of sauteed in butter and garlic sounds like a nice way to introduce our household to them. Thank you!

  2. May 1, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Ah, these grow all over at one of my closest friend’s cottages, and as kids we would pick them by the handfuls to munch on. Cannot remember if we just ate them as is or what… This sounds yummy!
    ps. super psyched to be sending you a special handmade something!

  3. May 2, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    I planted some ferns in our backyard and have always loved seeing the fiddleheads in the spring. I wonder if they have to be a specific kind of fern to eat?

  4. May 3, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I have always wanted to try fiddleheads! Yours look so good and I am off to see if I can find any around my property!

  5. May 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Never tried — but you’ve peaked my interest. I might have to seek them out. My girls would love how they look like snails..

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