Everything seems so topsy-turvy at the market, Fiddleheads usually appear first in the season before almost anything else yet this year they are appearing after strqwberries and Sugarsnap Peas!
I picked these up from Berried Treasures this week, mostly because I was excited to see them not because I had any idea of how I was going to cook them.
In the past I’ve tried battering and deep-frying them (big mistake), sauteing them with garlic, pickling them, poaching them and putting them in a salad with lemon juice, hazelnuts and Chevre…yet none of these preparations thrilled me. The salad was Okay, but nothing too exciting.
Could it be that these, first of the season, funny looking, green, crunchy vegetables are not really my favorite thing? Or is it that I just haven’t found the right recipe yet?
If I had to describe them I’d say Fiddleheads tasted like a strong-tasting asparagus. So maybe I should be roasting them and slathering them with hollandaise or poached eggs?
After years of trying I thought I would throw this out there: Do you have a great Fiddlehead recipe? I’d love to hear what it is, please write me your recipe in the comments and the best one I will make and re post with pictures of my recreation attempts. Don’t delay the season is very short!