Fiddleheads are the furled frond of a young fern plant. They are seen early in the season, before the fern opens into its full growth. They are a source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and are high in iron and fiber content. They are also DELICIOUS! I love them!

2 lbs fresh fiddlehead ferns, rinsed
2 tbs butter
Salt & Pepper

1. Put fiddleheads & a little bit of water into skillet, over medium heat
2. Shake them around for a few minutes
3. Add butter, s&p, shake the pan some more.
4. Remove from heat, serve.

Total cook time: 6 minutes
Chop Chop in the Pot!


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Linda Dodd
May 22, 2014 at 09:05 PM

This is the first year I have heard of Fiddleheads. Seems I’m hearing about them a lot lately. Good to know they are a source of Omega – 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids plus high in iron and fiber. I’m going to look for them, we love all things green!!! Every time I check your show, Blog and Facebook I learn something.


May 23, 2014 at 03:05 PM

Love them, such a country dish that has become SO she-she