This was a totally new veggie to me. Funny how I was just reading about them online about how they are in season, and what do I see at the farmer’s market yesterday? Fiddleheads!
I decided to try some, although the appearance seemed a bit like coiled worms to me, so there was a bit of apprehension.
Fiddleheads are grown mostly in the northeast, and are the unfurled frond tips of the ostrich fern, so obviously have a very short season.
Took them home and washed off the brown papery coating.
Cooked them thusly:
4 ounces of fiddleheads
1 tsp coconut oil
3 tablespoons minced onions
1 slice canadian bacon, chopped.
Steam the fiddleheads in a mesh steamer for 5 minutes.
In the meantime, saute the onions in the coconut oil and then add the bacon. When the fiddleheads are done, add them to the saute pan and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
They were actually pretty good, although anything with bacon in some form is going to be pretty tasty to me 😀
They were very reminiscent of asparagus, but much milder in flavor and pretty tender. They were fun, and I would get them again, although keeping the price in mind.