...this is a story of possibility... (evilmannequine) wrote in vegancooking,
...this is a story of possibility...

fiddlehead ferns

I went fiddlehead fern picking the other day with my friend. We got a pretty good haul (enough that I'm kicking myself for picking so many because now I have to get rid of their fuzzy scale things, which is a real pain in the butt)

So now I'm wondering what to do with them. I have some clues (sauteed in olive oil with a bit of garlic and pinch of salt) but am looking for more, as well as some basic tips in regards to cleaning and prep. How do you do it?
I've heard things about blanching once, blanching twice, and other random stuff, but nothing really solid.

I'm planning on cooking them up for my lady friend tomorrow with some thinly sliced red potatoes tossed in olive oil, minced garlic, rosemary, and then baked. I'm trying to figure out another dish, and if you have any great inspiration, throw it at me!

But mostly, I'd love to hear about your fiddlehead creations.
Tags: greens-ferns
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