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Old 05-16-2010, 05:10 PM   #1
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Best way to prepare fiddleheads??

I was in whole foods this weekend and they had fiddleheads. Its been about 15 years since ive had them. Dont remember what i did, so just curious if anyone has any suggestions ??

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Old 05-16-2010, 05:31 PM   #2
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Saute in butter with shallots (and garlic).
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:40 PM   #3
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What do they taste like? I've seen them but never tasted them...
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:55 PM   #4
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if i remember correctly they kind of have a cross between a stringbean/ asparagus flavor consistency ( but its been 15 years)

They basically the immature rolled up leaf/ ste, of a fern.
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:01 PM   #5
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Thankx Larry if I can find them i'm gonna give them a try...
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:15 PM   #6
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Fresh after being picked
http://elevatedsouthern.files.wordpr...iddleheads.jpg

Growing into a fern
http://knitspot.com/wp-content/uploa...eadsA05_05.jpg

Cooked
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_SHLjlZiBUS...+Ferns+far.jpg
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:21 PM   #7
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Damn those look good... Going up to Atlanta in the morning and going straight to whole foods to see if I can get me some of those bad boys!!!
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:43 PM   #8
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...fiddlehead frittata

...fiddleheads, fetuccine, pinenuts, garlic, shallots, dried chili flakes, rice wine, drizzled with lemon olive oil on a bed of fettucine

...fiddleheads, gnocchi, morels, roasted red peppers, artichokes

...fiddleheads and cheese omelette

...fiddlehead soup (made with milk, romano cheese, garlic, and soft cooked fiddleheads) garnished with one spiral in center

...sauteed fiddleheads and scallops

...fiddlehead stirfry

...fiddleheads and crawfish (or shrimp) salad with fennel, potatoes, white wine vinegar, shallots, olive oil, and arugula
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Holy S*** you know your fiddleheads!!!
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...google is my friend. I never even heard of fiddleheads until I came to the DiscussCooking Forum....DC is my friend too. I love you guys.

Poached Egg, Fiddleheads, Fingerlings, Applewood Smoked Cheddar Sauce
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