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Fiddleheads

micheal | May 31, 2002 10:43 AM

Just came back fram trip to Maine and New Brunswick (eastern Canada) where it was Fiddlehead Fern Season. I've heard about them but never got to try them till now. Fiddleheads are are Ostrich Ferns. When they first come up the head is coiled in a spiral and looks like the head of a violin (fiddle). They can't be grown commercially so people go out and pick them and sell them to restaurants and produce houses. All the local produce stands had big signs "Buying FiddleHeads!" They taste like a cross between aspargus and a green bean and have a nice texture I had them sauteed, steamed, and tempura. If you get up that way between april and June and you're looking for something different and tasty give them a try. You Might have to call around to find a restaurant that's having them.I wish I could get them here (Oklahoma)to offer at my place.

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