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YAYME May 2, 2010 05:28 AM

What do I with fiddleheads? I think I'm supposed to par boil them. I don't know please help.

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  1. mapleleafgirl RE: YAYME May 2, 2010 06:09 AM

    yup..def need to par boil. I havn't had them for a long while...but growing up Mum used to just boil them then put a bit of vinegar on them. Done. Though these days i would probably do a quick boil and then sautee. MMMM...fiddleheads....dang it...now im going to have to go find some!

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      porker RE: mapleleafgirl May 2, 2010 06:40 AM

      I agree, boil then toss in a pan with butter.

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        EricMM RE: porker May 2, 2010 08:59 AM

        I just toss them in a pan with olive oil and a little salt...I never parboil and they taste fine.

    2. LindaWhit RE: YAYME May 2, 2010 10:15 AM

      An April 2010 thread has some ways to cook them: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/703818

      And one from last year: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/618059

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