Fiddlehead Ferns

Total Time
3 mins
12 mins

These are not my favorite vegetable but when I see them fresh I can't resist buying some. I like garlic with them and added onions. The Pine nuts are optional. You may like to sprinkle on some Parmesan cheese . Clean them well before using in cold water. I like my veggies still crisp so I suggest 5 minutes steaming but if you like your veggies soft the steam for 12 minutes. Fiddleheads are very healthy loaded with Iron.

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  1. Clean your Fiddleheads in cold water.
  2. Steam over boiling water for 5 minutes, remove and dash under cold water.
  3. Spray a skillet with Pam or pour in 1 tbsp oil.
  4. Heat pan over medium heat and saute the onions until translucent.
  5. Add the garlic, continue cooking for 2 minutes.
  6. Add pine nuts and Fiddleheads.
  7. Saute until Fiddleheads are heated through (approx 5 minutes).
  8. squeeze the lemon juice over the Fiddleheads and serve.