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    I can't remember what thread I was in when I mentioned fiddleheads a while back, so I decided to post a follow-up even though they were cooked on the stove.

    Here's they first very small batch, harvested from the yard by my daughter who loves them - bit of butter, squirt of lemon ...

    Next year (they're not here very long), I'll substitute these for nettles in Frances' nettle pie recipe and bake it in the oven.

  • #2
    Re: Fiddleheads

    What are they? Looks like some kind of fern?
    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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    • #3
      Re: Fiddleheads

      Very interesting.
      How do they taste?
      Anything familiar to compare them to?
      My thread:
      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
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      My pics:
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      • #4
        Re: Fiddleheads

        Local asparagus (not the stuff trucked in from Chile) and fiddleheads are most welcome as sure signs of spring around here. Fiddleheads - Wild Harvest Gourmet - Recipes. Delicious

        One caution, though: taken in excess fiddleheads do have certain. ahem, emetic properties and may cause gastric as well as social distress
        Un amico degli amici.

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        • #5
          Re: Fiddleheads

          Beano?

          James
          Pizza Ovens
          Outdoor Fireplaces

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          • #6
            Re: Fiddleheads

            More like Pepto-Bismol

            But seriously, moderate consumption is fine. It's just that when the first ones appear some of us get a little overly enthusiastic
            Un amico degli amici.

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            • #7
              Re: Fiddleheads

              Funny, I was looking through the Audubon Filed Guide to the Pacific NW today. It shows a fiddlehead being the new growth of a fern, the part that rolls out as it grows a new leaflet (for lack of a better term). Oyster mushroooms for me and now fiddleheads for you!? What a day. Are you eating ferns Sarah?
              GJBingham
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              • #8
                Re: Fiddleheads

                Frances & George, they are ferns - embryonic ones - and as for the taste Dave ... not really like anything else yet kind of like most greens, in a way. Alfredo, some of those recipes look pretty good - for next year though. Gotta catch 'em quick because once they start to unfurl it's too late. The photo below shows them just a few days later. As for gastric distress, either I've been lucky up to now or I just don't eat enough of them!

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                • #9
                  Re: Fiddleheads

                  Pffffffffft. Excuse my gas!

                  Sounds very spinachy - is that a word? Did you tell us that you liked them Sarah? I've forgotten. Perhaps you just like the gaseous emmisions!
                  GJBingham
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                  • #10
                    Re: Fiddleheads

                    Originally posted by gjbingham View Post
                    Sounds very spinachy - is that a word?

                    Fiddleheads remind me more of the asparagas flavor... or in your language, they are somewhat asparagassy.

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