1/2 cup dandelion greens
1 T butter
Smoked sea salt
Harvesting and Preparation Tips
|Harvest fiddleheads before they reach this stage|
Harvest the fiddleheads by snapping the stalk off as deeply into the fern wad as possible. You may need to pull last year's fronds back to expose the new growth. If the fiddleheads look like the ones in this photograph (right), you've waited too long.
Run cool water gently over the fiddleheads to clean, rubbing the brown papery coating off with your finger. The photo below shows the densely curled fiddleheads - perfect for eating.