Sauteed Fiddleheads

Sauteed Fiddleheads

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"I recently have discovered fiddlehead ferns. I could not find a recipe for them so, I made one up. These are so yummy that I can eat the whole dish in sitting! Great served with fish."


30 m servings 80 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 80 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.4g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 147 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook fiddlehead ferns in the boiling water until barely tender, 7 to 10 minutes; drain.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the prepared fiddlehead ferns, garlic, and the salt and pepper. Cook and stir until ferns are tinged lightly brown and tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle with lemon juice.
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  1. 27 Ratings


Have been doing them this way for years, The key is par boiling them until just tender before sauteeing then you can do anything with them. My family loves them this way and if we happen to ha...

Yes, this is a basic recipe that is an excellent introduction to a veggie many people haven't heard of or tried. This was my first time trying these, and I prepped them as described on Health Ca...

Meh. This is just a super-normal, super-common list of ingredients for sauteeing vegetables. It's not bad. . . . but the recipe could give more guidance on how to clean and actually cook the fid...

Delicious. Very fresh tasting! I added just a little butter to my olive oil too. My husband liked them without the lemon juice; I liked it without, but preferred them with the lemon. Thanks!

Don't bother boiling the fiddleheads first. They are crispy and delicious sauteed. Try stir frying them with all of your favorite vegetables or in fried rice.

This was my first time preparing fiddleheads, and I found this recipe a nice n' easy introduction. I may add a splash of balsamic next time.

This was an easy recipe and we loved it. It was my first time cooking fiddleheads and I'm sure we'll make it again. Thanks!

fiddleheads are amazing exept i fry them with salt and margarine in the frying pan.My dad used to take me to find fiddleheads all the times

I had this at a friend's house and they were delicious. Like another reader, my friend added a little butter while sauteeing them and tossed with toasted pine nuts before serving.