fiddlehead ferns with spring garlic and lemon

Aren’t these fun looking? If Tim Burton designed a spring vegetable, it would be the fiddlehead fern.  I love the way they look!  But how do they taste, you ask?  If you like artichokes and asparagus, you will like the taste of fiddlehead ferns.  They are only available in the spring because they are literally baby ferns.  If left on their own they would grow into a big fern.  Crazy, eh?  So what do you do once you have brought this strange yet lovable vegetable home?  Read on!

If you don’t have spring garlic for this recipe (it is usually available around the same time of year), no big deal.  Just use scallions or green onions instead. Continue reading