Deep Fry Those Fiddlehead Ferns

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups fiddleheads, ferns (washed, cleaned, blanched)
  • 14
    teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 3
    teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1
    cup milk
  • 12
    cup vegetable oil
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash and clean all brown spots off ferns. Trim stems.
  • Blanch by putting them in boiling water for 2 minutes then into ice water to stop the cooking.
  • Mix flour, salt and baking powder in small bowl.
  • Stir in oil and milk.
  • Beat to a smooth, creamy consistancy but do not overbeat.
  • Heat 1/2 cup oil in small skillet over high heat.
  • Dip fiddleheads in batter, then inot hot fat.
  • Turn over until golden brown on both sides.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve hot.
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