Farmers Almanac
The Farmers Almanac
BUY The 2018 Almanac NOW!

Sautéed Fiddleheads

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Add to Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Subscribe by Email Print This Post
Sautéed Fiddleheads

1 tablespoon salt
1 pound fiddleheads
2 teaspoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
Salt, to taste
Red pepper flakes (optional)

Rinse fiddleheads. In a large pot bring two quarts of water to a boil. Add salt and fiddleheads. Cook 1 minute. Drain and rinse with cold water. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add fiddleheads. Cook, stirring, until they start to brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and red pepper flakes, if you like, and cook, stirring, until garlic is fragrant and just starting to color, about 1 minute. Salt to taste.

Articles you might also like...


1 Sautéed Fiddleheads – Farmers’ Almanac – Wolfdancer's Kitchen { 04.23.17 at 10:04 am }
2 Beca { 04.22.12 at 4:38 am }

Fern sprouts–“Fiddleheads or Fiddlehead greens are the furled fronds of a young fern,[1] harvested for use as a vegetable. Left on the plant, each fiddlehead would unroll into a new frond (circinate vernation). As fiddleheads are harvested early in the season before the frond has opened and reached its full height, they are cut fairly close to the ground.
Fiddleheads have antioxidant activity, are a source of Omega 3 and Omega 6, and are high in iron and fiber”-wikipedia

3 Jaime McLeod { 04.23.12 at 10:02 am }

Bob, We ran a whole story on them last spring, you can read it here:

4 Bob Eck { 04.19.12 at 5:25 pm }

What exactly are fiddleheads? Are they the heads of fiddlers found often in live shows at theme parks in the SE, like Six Flags, etc.?

Leave a Comment

Note: Comments that further the discussion of the above content are likely to be approved. Those comments that are vague or are simply submitted in order to promote a product, service or web site, although not necessarily considered "spam," are generally not approved.

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

Spring Is Here – Sign Up Today!

The Farmers' Almanac is a gardener's best friend. Get 365 days of access to our online weather and gardening calendars + a copy of the 2017 Almanac
for only $13.99 $11.99!

Subscribe Today »