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Fiddlehead Season Is Here

Harvested fiddleheads. Photo by Peter Passi.


Every spring when fiddleheads come into the season the same questions come up. How to clean them? Are they toxic? And do they need to be boiled for an hour?

The Forager Chef puts it best in his blog:

There’s all sorts of advice out there on how to cook them: blanch five minutes, blanch ten minutes, saute afterwords and cook them to death in oil, put them in lasagna and bake them to oblivion, then pull out long, soft and stringy noodles as you eat, etc, ad nauseum.

To save some time and be succinct, here’s the crux of this recipe: you don’t need to cook fiddleheads to oblivion.

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