Healthy Dish For The Weak: Fiddleheads.

Only by request... I am posting a recipe for a seasonal vegetable that I had for dinner.


  • 10 ounces of fiddleheads, washed and with the brown edge of the stem cut off
  • 1 small red onion, sliced into long strips
  • 2 tsp olive oil

  1. Boil some water in a pot.
  2. Drop rinsed fiddleheads in and let cook for a minute.
  3. Drain fiddleheads and rinse with COLD water.
  4. Heat oil in saute pan.
  5. Throw onion in and cook for three minutes.
  6. Toss fiddleheads in and cook for another five minutes.

And you're done. I don't use salt in this. But I did add a pinch of crushed red pepper towards the end of the cooking.

They taste like Spring!!!


Cara said...

I have seen these everywhere lately but have NEVER heard of them... I hate to sound like a stupid california girl but are these new? What do they taste like?

The Missus said...

LOL! I only saw them for the first time three years ago. And then saw them for a second time today at WHole Foods.

They taste "earthy." Definitely like a vegetable. Like grass. I liked them. And The Husband ate them up with no complaints.

They are only in season for a short while.

Cara said...

Dang I was hoping you would say they taste like green beans. Green Beans I could do, Grass, not so much. BUT, I will try them, just because you made them sound yummy. for grass. lol

Dan said...

That is one healthy plate of food.

Btrflygl said...

They look good. I don't have a "Whole Paycheck" near me though and I doubt our local Stop & Shop would carry them. Hmmmmm......