Fiddlehead Ferns

What Winged Fairies Eat

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Fiddlehead Ferns
Servings: 4
Level: Easy
There is something magical, mysterious about this spring veggie. With a very short season and a totally fun look, be sure to grab some at the market and give them a try. They taste somewhere between asparagus, artichokes, and okra. Simply prepared in butter, oil, and finished with lemon juice.


  • 1/2 pound of Fiddlehead Ferns
  • 1 teaspoon of organic butter
  • 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • sea salt and pepper


  1. Wasb fiddleheads well using several changes of water.  Trim off any woodsy ends, and wipe off the paper coating that may cover the fiddlehead.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, add fiddleheads and bold for 4-5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Drain and dry. Add to a large skillet with butter and oil. Saute for 3 minutes
  4. Season with salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice
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