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05-08-2008, 11:48 AM
anyone have a good recipe for fiddle heads?
05-08-2008, 11:57 AM
I've never seen them.
05-08-2008, 12:00 PM
they are baby ferns. I was reading up on them, after I posted and I read that it is not advised to eat them raw, because they are bitter and that could lead to stomach upset. But it didn't saw DON'T eat them raw due to X chemical that needs to be cooked off. I doubt that I could eat enough to make me feel ill....famous last words, eh?:p
05-08-2008, 12:02 PM
here's a pic:
05-08-2008, 12:04 PM
Hey Z, might want to check this site out:
05-08-2008, 12:07 PM
thanks. that's the same page I read! LOL! I didn't see any place that said DO NOT EAT.
05-08-2008, 04:07 PM
I'd be interested to hear how it turns out if you try some raw :)
05-08-2008, 04:22 PM
i'd marinate them ... in olive oil, apple cider vinegar/lemon/lime juice and some salt... and then see what they taste like!
after all... people say kale is bitter LOL
05-08-2008, 04:59 PM
Vermont is prolific with fiddleheads. Check this site; www.vt-fiddle.com and ask Linda whether they can be eaten raw. I've always been told theat they must be at least steamed. What I do know is they are delicious with butter and garlic!:eek:
05-09-2008, 10:35 AM
Wow, the picture of the fiddleheads is something else. I have never seen or head of these. Whatever do they taste like?
05-09-2008, 11:06 AM
maybe they are a northeastern thing??? :confused: They taste similar to asparagus, -strong, earthy. some say they are bitter..but I don't think so. Somewhat similar to other greens like kale, collards, but in spiral form. LOL!
05-09-2008, 01:08 PM
We have fiddleheads here and we are in Alaska!
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