Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fiddleheads




Every so often I develop a new food obsession. I've been fascinated by all sorts of quirky edibles from flax seeds to flowers (IE squash blossoms) and lately, fiddleheads. I'd seen them but never tried them until last week. Someone put them in a salad and I quickly fell in love. They're actually baby fern heads that grow in the northeast part of North America (right where I live) and are harvested in the spring. You can read more here if interested. They're tender and just plain fun to eat. And I figured that a few of y'all might be new to this little green treat too. If you see them at a local market, pick up a bunch. Blanch them and toss in a salad or do what I did last night, add them to one of those frozen bag meals. I know I cannot be the only person who makes those from time to time, right? But I always need to add stuff- usually lots of frozen veggies or leftover meat. Tonight, these were some of what I added to jazz it up and if I do say so myself, it was delish! They look like ancient fossils to me.






2 comments:

Miss M! said...

I've seen these and read about them but never tried them. So you eat the whole thing like a green bean?

Susan said...

This looks very exotic. What does it taste like? I've eaten all kind of wierd stuff living on an island, so "fiddleheads" sound just as good to me.

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