Well I saw these baby fiddlehead’s in my local market and I decided to try them. I admit that up until about an hour ago I had NEVER tried a fiddlehead. That said, I made sure to read up on the best way to cook them and pretty much every source I looked at claimed it was best to boil them like crazy until you are sure they are cooked. Steaming apparently can leave behind a bitter taste. So here is how I ate em-
(And yes, I liked them; though not in the same way I like, say, chocolate or sweet potatoes or even spinach. My guess is fiddleheads are a bit of an acquired taste. So I intend to keep trying as they are very good for you!)
a generous handful of fresh fiddleheads, hard stems removed and rinsed thoroughly in cold water
gluten free soy sauce
sesame seeds, lightly toasted
1 egg, fried
1. Boil your fiddleheads in a medium pot for 7-9 minutes. (fry your egg just before they are done)
2. Drain, place in a clean bowl and toss with sesame oil and soy sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with a fried egg. Salt and pepper to taste.