Saturday, May 2, 2009

Fiddlehead season!!!

Oh,'s that time of year again! Time for fiddleheads!!!

Ben and I start drooling over the idea of fiddleheads for dinner right about this time of year. And it's time, once again, to head to the farmers' market and buy up everything I can find. If you live in this area and you know of a place selling them, please, please, please share the info! I'll check out the Troy Farmers' Market tomorrow morning, but I know there must be plenty of other markets around here where you can get them.

And, if you have a great fiddlehead recipe you'd like to share, I'm all ears. I blanch mine in a pot of boiling water for a quick minute and then saute them in a pan with sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, red pepper flakes and garlic. Heaven, I tell you.

Oh, and please, if you find some and you're not familiar with these delicious little gems, please don't eat them raw. You'll be sorry.
Edit: We found them! One person was selling them from a huge tub for $4.50 / 1/2 pound, so we bought two pounds. I hope she'll be back next week because we'll need much more than that!


Murray said...

I have never heard of them, they look too cute to eat though.

AOA said...

We heard in our Farmers' Market Report that the Kilpatrick Farm, at the Saratoga Farmers' Market, has fiddleheads this week.

Mare said...

I'll have to try one...Never ate a fiddlehead!

Good Girls Studio said...

umm....really!?! They look like slimy snails! What's it taste like?