Fiddleheads are amazing simply steamed for about 10 minutes and then served with butter, apple cider vinegar, and/or a dash of salt!  However, after steaming them we love to add them to many dishes including stir-fry and especially scrambled eggs.  Yum Yum!  Fiddleheads freeze well and make awesome pickles.  Here is another interesting recipe for fiddleheads as well-

~Fiddlehead Dip~


1 clove garlic, finely chopped

10-14 oz. fiddleheads

1 cup mayonnaise

½ cup grated parmesan cheese

1 cup grated swiss or cheddar cheese

1 cup chopped fresh tomato or 1 can diced tomato, drained

½ cup chopped fresh sweet onion


  1. Bring water to a bowl in a medium saucepan. Cook fiddleheads for 10 minutes, drain and cool.  Chop fiddleheads.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°
  3. Mix garlic, fiddleheads, and mayonnaise in a medium bowl.
  4. Fold in cheeses and mix well.
  5. Lightly oil medium sized baking dish
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with chopped tomato and onion and serve with crackers, bread or corn chips.